“I love it!” she exclaimed, severing our first kiss and looking down to admire the birthday present.

I was still in shock when she suddenly frowned and held up the pocket watch, aghast, and said, “I don’t think it’s working.”

“No,” I smiled, staring at the stalled second hand, “It’s just savoring the moment.”


Written for Week 30 of Three Line Tales.

photo by Rachel Crowe

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