FFfAW – The Timepiece

This magnificent timepiece was found lying in the water next to the riverbed. I could only imagine the history behind it.

As soon as I took it out of the river and put it in my pocket, it started making these eerie sounds.

Suddenly, I was transported back to a gold mining town in California during 1849. I watched as a man plunked down a small bag of gold to the clerk in the jewelry store where he bought a pocket watch and requested engraving.

I watched him tuck the watch into his pocket and walk away smiling.

I desperately needed to know what words he had engraved on that beautiful watch.

Then I realized the watch was in my pocket. I pulled it out and read,

Annie said Yes!

August 4, 1849

Again, I was transported in time and found myself back into the time I had started. I immediately went to my computer and began writing my novel.

Thank you Louise for our photo prompt this week!

This is my 160 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It is fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

To read the wonderful stories submitted for this challenge, click on the blue froggy button below:



104 thoughts on “FFfAW – The Timepiece

  1. Aww…sweet! And how fun that could be if we could be transported back in time by just a timepiece in our pocket πŸ™‚

    Oh I posted another Dewey story yesterday, hope you like it πŸ™‚

  2. oh so lovely to read about a timepiece that actually takes you back in time and the stories you can take back and forth…i really loved this piece Joy! great writing!

  3. I love your story, Joy! I think it would be so interesting to travel back in time and collect information for a story…or stories. Maybe even travel into the future…that would really give one some interesting things to write about. The possibilites of time travel are endless.. πŸ™‚

  4. Oh I love this! This would make a great novel. You have such a creative mind PJ!! I bet you could turn this into a book. Wonderful writing from the prompt!! πŸ™‚

  5. I read your story a few days ago, PJ, and thought I’d commented on it. It was Louise who mentioned to me that I hadn’t. I was so sure I’d posted it, but I obviously didn’t. I love the way you’ve told this story. Travelling back to the time of the Gold Rush works really well and the line, ‘Annie said Yes’ leads us perfectly to the ending. The story behind the engraving would make an excellent novel.

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