Time hopping

Time snuck up on her. She had been waiting for a bus, minding her own business, when.

It was half an hour later. She was still standing by the bus stop but the town hall clock was now striking 7.

She looked at her watch, 6.30? What was happening. Well despite her watch it was too late to get the bus so she started the long trudge up the hill and out of the town.

She was so tired after her walk that she went for a soak in the bath, grabbed a sandwich and went upstairs to bed. She checked the alarm clock, it was half an hour ahead of her watch, so she reset it. She lay her head on her pillow and fell asleep…

Two minutes later it seemed the alarm went off. It must be right as daylight was streaming through the window. She stared at her watch. 10…but was that morning or evening. She looked at the electric clock, 8.30am….what the hell is going on?, she thought.

She felt sick and rang the doctors. As the time arrived for the appointment she hurried up to the surgery. But when she spoke to the receptionist she was told that she was an hour late. She would have to wait until the end of the mornings appointments to see if the doctor had time.

When they finally called her she did not answer. She was sitting there, perfectly still, not moving, not breathing, eyes wide open, staring into space…..

4 thoughts on “Time hopping

  1. Oh dear what a predicament. A few weeks ago I set my watch, PC, cell phone and battery operated clock all to the same time. I have noticed the clock seems to be gaining time, today its 3 minutes ahead of time. That tells me time is running out in my life and I need to keep moving and get things done. I guess that has nothing to do with ‘Time hopping’.

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    1. Sounds intriguing. Time runs faster the further you are away from the centre of the earth. If you travelled fast enough and far enough and then came back you would have moved forward in time compared with your family and friends. It’s one if Einsteins theories if I remember correctly.

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