Raindrops pelted the windows with such force the frames shook. Through the gap in the curtains, the darkness outside was of a purplish kind, as each individual raindrop carried with it a reflection of light from… where was the light from? There was no Moon visible, the skies were far too cloudy for that. The gap in the curtains wasn’t big enough to send that much light outside – not that the light inside was very bright to begin with – and there weren’t any streetlights in the nearby vicinity.

Something was illuminating the raindrops.

The roses, red and fresh yesterday, were now wilted and black in the corner.

The clock on the mantel had stopped at 13:31. A stopped digital clock – I ask you!

I checked the date on the electronic calendar. February 13th. Valentine’s Eve.

Six days time. Next Wednesday.

Time, it appears, has something to say.

(13:31 13/2/18, or written as 133, 113, 218 is the RGB (Red/Green/Blue) decimal code for the colour in the header image. We are very educational here at Beyond the Sphere at times. However, for those of you confused enough to have noticed it and thought ‘hang on’… yes, February 13th is next Tuesday. I told you… time is up to something…)


 

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. Ahh, ‘Time’ . . . that thing which cannot be controlled. At least … not by us.

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    1. So true, Cobs. I try to pretend the days are like they were years ago, when they seemed to last a lifetime each. The pretending seems to speed things up!

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  2. It is a washed out Pantone purple. Time don’t mean nothing to a hog.

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    1. Exactly, Beverly. We put too much emphasis on time. I do especially!

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  3. Time passes my friend, and once gone it can never be brought back, so enjoy these days for they shall never come again! 🙂

    Love the purple prose! 🙂

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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    1. So true, Prenin. Make the most of now!
      Thank you, Prenin.

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  4. “Time is an illusion.” -Albert Einstein

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    1. That Mr Einstein was always right, Eugenia! 😀

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  5. 🙂 Time is very unpredictable at the moment Tom.. 😀

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    1. Not only unpredictable, Sue, it seems to be volatile! 😯

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      1. We just had hail, then snow Tom.. NOW the Sun is out. Wild and Windy… xxx

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        1. Just an extremely windy night here, Sue… by all appearances.
          Well, that and heavy rain!

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    1. Thanks, Elaine. I like spooky! 😀

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