The Slowest Second

“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



  1. bikurgurl · August 25, 2016

    That’s really sweet! What a lovely thought 🙂

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  2. Sonali Mukherjee · August 25, 2016

    Oh this is so beautiful!😊

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sonya · August 25, 2016

    Oooh, I like. A lot! Great take on the photo 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Diya · August 25, 2016

    Made me smile…

    Liked by 1 person

  5. shaunkellett · August 25, 2016

    Such a sweet little story 🙂 Good work.

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  6. swritings · August 25, 2016

    This was so sweet! 🙂


  7. Leandra Knott · August 26, 2016

    Ohhhhh, swoon-worthy!!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. macjam47 · August 28, 2016

    So sweet and touching. That last line was powerful.


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