FFfAW – Power Untold

Posted: August 22, 2016 by J.A. Prentice in Flash Fiction
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Shining it sat amongst the rocks, waiting. It was patient as the earth itself. The gears ticked slowly away, never running down. They ticked on and on, ready for the day when they would be needed again.

The watch had remained untouched for a century, untouched by the elements. No fire could scorch it; no water could rust it; no stone could scratch it. It would have taken the force of a supernova to even dent it.

Within the golden casing, nestled amidst the winding gears, rested a power that would put the sun to shame, a power as far beyond the atom bomb as the atom bomb was beyond a stone club.

Power like that couldn’t go to just anyone. So it waited.

And one day, a child playing by the sea, her laugh like song and her smile like a flower in bloom, stumbled upon an old watch…

Word Count: 150

This is for Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer. Thanks to Priceless Joy for running the challenge and Louise for providing the prompt photo!

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Great ending, leaves me wanting to know what happened next. Beautiful descriptive writing.

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  2. Great story with a chilling ending!

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  3. michael1148humphris says:

    A very special gift. Hope she uses it well

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  4. mandibelle16 says:

    Love this. The watch sounds so magical and like it could be a very powerful weapon.

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  5. jademwong says:

    Omg this is fantastic! Now I really need to know what makes the little girl so special, what power exactly lies inside the watch, and does this mean the little girl is going to save the world or destroy it? Seriously well-written!

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  7. afairymind says:

    A fascinating story, J.A. I wonder what makes this child so special…

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  8. Sonny Price says:

    Cool! Love the idea of a mighty power idling away inside a humble watch.

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  9. Oh my! I love the intrigue.

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