forever is just a word

100 words about time passing too fast
photo by swooshed 

tick tock

Sound of the clock.

tick tock tick tock

Seconds flock from future to past, relentless and metronome-steady; you know you won’t last forever but that won’t stop you from trying.

tick tock

Minutes mock by not passing and then – you’re not looking – an hour has gone. But what is one hour?

tick tock tick tock

Days, weeks, months stack up, the beat of the metronome faded to background noise.

tick tock

Years, decades, a lifetime, the tick tock has knocked them out of you second by irreplaceable second.

tick tock tick tock

Sound of the clock.

tick tock

The Magic Mirror is Wasted on Her

100 words about a woman who doesn't listen to the magic mirror
photo by Jill111 

‘Mirror, mirror on the wall,

Who’s the fairest of them all?’

The longer she spends staring at her reflection,

The more she knows her looks need some action.

Her face isn’t pretty; at least she is tall.

Yet a nose like this won’t make her belle of the ball.

Full of self-loathing and full of rejection,

She can’t see the beauty that holds others in thrall.

What the mirror says is met with objection:

Just look at her bust, it is woefully small;

Her forehead could do with another injection.

She needs a plastic surgeon at her beck and call.