Friday, June 17, 2011

Tick Tock

The old clockmaker squinted through the lens at the tiny gears.  They must mesh perfectly or it won't be accurate, and his clocks were always accurate.

Image source: tibchris' photostream

Ah, but maybe it's time to retire, to let his apprentice take over.  After all twenty years is a long time to stand in someone's shadow.

"Daniel, it's your turn."



Written for Friday Flash 55.

9 comments:

  1. wow he must be a special person for an apprentice to stick around for 20 years...

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  2. Magical - there's nothing more mystical than time, and the men who can fix it.

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  3. Nicely done, Linda! I really love it when people can turn out something powerful in just a few words.

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  4. Daniel is a patient man. Sounds like he will have big shoes to fill...

    http://chefkar.blogspot.com/2011/06/friday-flash-55-daytime-mask.html

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  5. A dying art in this digital age.

    Nice 55, Linda!

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  6. Linda...
    Fantastic story!!
    This ones right up there amongst my Faves of the Day!!
    Loved your 55
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  7. Brilliant story!
    Very well told..

    Weekend hugs xox

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  8. Brian- A true master clockmaker. Not too many craftsmen like that left.

    Pheromone Girl- Yes, and it's the one thing we never have enough of.

    Linda- Thank you!

    Chef Kar- Patient, yes. Unlike me! ;)

    Eric- Not much demand for the craft nowadays.

    G-Man- Thank you muchly, Mr. G.

    Olivia- Thank you!

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  9. This is really lovely, Linda. Good job.

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