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)