Watcher of the Watches



Today’s snippet is inspired by Mike Reverb’s 100-words or less challenge about diamonds and The One-Minute Writer challenge of the day about beginnings and endings.

There is an earlier germ of a story to this on the tablet, the prompts giving seed to the characters of Vincent and  Dorinda.

Watcher of the Watches

Vincent pressed his back against the wall; the black wooden clock’s back removed to reveal its treasures. He held up two glittering watches, not covered with diamonds, but the value of it priceless just the same.

“When she gets mad, be extra careful,” he told the girls clenching their stuffed animals while the yelling began in the kitchen below. “She wants these heirlooms; but they’re yours, when you get older.”

Adele grabbed a tiny scroll. “What’s this?”

Vincent smiled, taking the paper from his niece. “When the time comes, it will lead you to another treasure.”


(Today’s SoCNoC count – 500)

2 thoughts on “Watcher of the Watches

  1. mikereverb says:

    Very nice!

    I’m definitely hooked. Who is that woman screaming downstairs? Their mother? An older member of the family?

    And what kind of treasure could they be looking for next? Is Vincent some sort of thief?

    I love it when fiction gets me thinking about everything that isn’t on the page.

    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • tommiaw says:

      Thanks Mike! Love your last remark (might have to borrow that, if you don’t mind). It’s actually my current project for SoCNoC/June NaNoWriMo. I’ll see if I can get another snippet up soon.

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