Friday Fictioneers — The Wall Clock

E2DB289A-54F2-4833-8692-639D484CC23F“You don’t like it?” Barney asked his daughter.

“I do like it, Dad,” Hillary said. “It’s just that….”

“Just that what?” Barney asked.

“Well,” Hillary said, “the workmanship is exceptional. There is so much intricate detail in the wood carving. It must have taken the craftsman months to create it.”

“Yes,” Barney said. “And the clock keeps time accurately. Plus, did you see the little girl carrying the bucket who comes out each hour when the little doors open?”

“It is amazing, Dad,” Hillary conceded. “But it seems a little incongruous, since everything else in your apartment is so contemporary.”

(100 words)

Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers prompt. Photo credit: J Hardy Carroll.

14 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — The Wall Clock

  1. 4963andypop September 14, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    Bonus points for using an SAT word. Just kidding. A very awkward conversation handled well. That clock is definitely not to everyones taste.

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  2. michael1148humphris September 14, 2018 / 1:28 pm

    That is my view of the clock in this setting, I would prefer to see it in a period setting like say in Sherlock Holmes rooms

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    • Fandango September 14, 2018 / 4:37 pm

      There can sometimes be a fine line between an heirloom and a pice of junk.

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  3. Sight11 September 14, 2018 / 8:04 pm

    So what heirloom did you got Sensei that you want to get rid off?

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  4. jillyfunnell September 16, 2018 / 1:45 am

    Your story made me wonder if he has a special purpose in keeping that clock in his minimalistic home. Though maybe, like me, he thinks the contrast emphasizes the beauty of both.

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  5. leigha66 September 22, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    Nice story. My great grandma used to have an old antique cuckoo clock I would be fascinated with as a kid.

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