FFfAW – Power Untold


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!

21 thoughts on “FFfAW – Power Untold

Add yours

  1. 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!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: