‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge 2021.’ Week #42. @pursoot #IARTG #FlashFiction #WritingPrompts #WritingCommunity #shortstory #microfiction

Here’s Suzanne Burke’s ‘Fiction in a Flash Challenge 2021’ Week #42, where you can see the prompt, read the rules and join in the flash fiction challenge!

I am super excited to get to contribute to the prompt this week. I hope you enjoy!

Photo by Marka Merka on Unsplash

TIME

They say time is an illusion

Only existing in our minds

That time to the Universe

Is the greatest joke to mankind

A porcelain jewel, delightfully ornate

Quietly ticking away, and now four-o-eight

Maybe it’s fate, mocking and cruel

For at four-o-seven I lost the numbers pool

My breathing ceased and heart stopped beating

And now I know time is nothing if not fleeting

As softly I float into the warm light

Below a body, once my birthright

That housed my spirit throughout the years

Is now only a shell, as loved ones shed tears

Time is an illusion, or so they say

Yet it marches forward into another day

Don’t take it for granted

Or put off your greatest delight

Before you know it, your spirit will take flight

Illusion or not, time never ceases

With or without you until it releases

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Thank you so much for stopping by. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

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The Magic Bank Account!

Money

The Magic Bank Account

Imagine that you had won the following *PRIZE* in a contest:

Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for your use.  However, this prize has rules:

The set of rules:

  1. Everything that you didn’t spend during each day wouldbe taken away from you.
  2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account.
  3. You may only spend  it.
  4. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account withanother $86,400 for that day.
  5. The bank can end the game without warning; at any time itcan say, “Game Over!” It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.

What would you personally do?

You would buy anything and everything you wanted right? Not only for yourself, but for all the people you love and care for.

Even for people you don’t know, because you couldn’t possibly spend it all on yourself, right?

You would try to spend every penny, and use it all, because you knew  it would be replenished in the morning, right?

ACTUALLY, This GAME is REAL…

Shocked ???

YES!

Each of us is already a winner of this *PRIZE*. We just can’t seem to see it.

The PRIZE is *TIME*

  1. Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life.
  1. And when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT credited to us.
  1. What we haven’t used up that day is forever lost.
  1. Yesterday is forever gone.
  1. Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolveyour account at any time WITHOUT WARNING…

SO, what will YOU do with your 86,400 seconds?

Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in dollars.

Think about it and remember to enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think.

So take care of yourself, be happy, love deeply and enjoy life!

Here’s wishing you a wonderful and beautiful day. Start “spending”….

Hourglass

DON’T COMPLAIN ABOUT GROWING OLD…!   

SOME PEOPLE DON’T GET THE PRIVILEGE!