So, the lovely Elyana Noreme over at The Girl asked me to play The One Moment Game, and I thought sure, why not. I love games…
Here’s what you’ve got to do…
- Search for the words moment, forever, time or the like in your writing.
- Pick your favorite chunk containing one of these words.
- Post it on your blog.
- Tag others.
- And then head back over The Girl and post the link so we can read!
(Don’t forget to title your post One Moment: (The title of your story)!)
Don’t have anything? Write us a three paragraph story where time is everything!
So, here goes…
Time slows right down.
“Ready?” Mom asks. Ready, a word that should only have two syllables suddenly has fifty. I nod. Not too hard because I’m sure any second now my head is going to fall off.
“Breathe. In through your nose, out through your mouth. Just keep breathing.”
When the panic sets in the grass transforms into water. My feet feel like they’re sinking under it as we make our way to the car. I keep my eyes fixed on the ground because seeing the vast space outside will finish me off. Insects are crawling around under my skin, and by the time I take step number six, my bottom lip has vanished. I don’t remember swallowing a golf ball but there’s one stuck in my throat, trying to choke me.
I concentrate on putting one foot in front of the other as the June sun soaks me in its red-hot rays. My step is slowing, my knees are folding.
I’m fucked. At this rate I won’t make it to the car.
“Keep breathing. Just keep breathing.” Mom wraps an arm around my shoulders, squeezing. She’s practically carrying me, which is good because my muscles have all but liquefied and melted away.
Your turn (cept playing is optional)…