The Sands of Time Scattered on the Floor

@OneOfMany (12017)
United States
September 25, 2015 11:57pm CST
Lying on my bed, watching the sands slip through the hourglass, filling its floor as time marched on. Yet the call won't come and the clock won't stand still. He said he'd call me, he promised me he'd call. Was he with another girl? The thought invaded my mind as heartache pierced my chest. Was I stood up? It's impossible, it can't be... yet it was an hour past when he said he'd call. In a frustrated impulse I grabbed the pillow and sent it and the hourglass flying across the room, shattering it against the wall. Not wanting to see it, I threw my face into the sheets and let the tears flow. Against the wall there was a pile of sand, and the time of the hourglass was still. But that didn't mean that time would be kind enough to stop as well.
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• United States
27 Sep 15
That is a very cool writing. I can understand it perfectly. Sorry for your frustration however and pain.
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@OneOfMany (12017)
• United States
27 Sep 15
It's not my frustration, it was the character's. It was a short story I wrote last night while listening to music. :)
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• United States
27 Sep 15
@OneOfMany Well you see that is how well it is written Morgan..the emotion was very good in it. And I just read the next follow up to this..very good, I love them!
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@OneOfMany (12017)
• United States
27 Sep 15
@TiarasOceanView Thank you, I'm happy for the feedback! I was thinking of writing a third, but wanted to not confuse people too much.
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@Rollo1 (16659)
• Boston, Massachusetts
26 Sep 15
An emotional vignette. But of course, she doesn't know that he's gone off the road.
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@OneOfMany (12017)
• United States
26 Sep 15
Yes, and doesn't get worried until the phone call comes in soon after but he's not responding. Tragic events. I was inspired by a song I heard for the first time last night, and was listening while I wrote this. Fragma - Memory Then I went back and really listened to the lyrics and I can see why I wrote these.
@owlwings (38702)
• Cambridge, England
26 Sep 15
Just as the saying goes "If life gives you lemons, make lemonade", I say: "If the sands of time are scattered all over the floor, make sandcastles, draw patterns or do a sand-shoe shuffle dance."
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@OneOfMany (12017)
• United States
26 Sep 15
Sand castle of time? I guess someone could do sand art with an empty hourglass inside a container of sand, that reads: Outside the system, the sands of time stand still.
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