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Lost in Time

You may delay, but time will not.

By VocalVibesPublished 6 months ago 3 min read
Lost in Time
Photo by Andrik Langfield on Unsplash

It was a beautiful summer day, and the sun was shining bright. Caroline had just graduated from college and decided to take a road trip to celebrate. She had always been fascinated by history, and her destination was a small town in the middle of nowhere, known for its historic landmarks.

Caroline arrived in the town late in the afternoon and checked into a motel. She decided to take a walk around the town and see what she could find. As she was walking, she noticed a strange-looking shop. It was old and rundown, but it had a sign that read "Antiques and Curiosities." She decided to check it out.

The shop was full of old artifacts and antique furniture. Caroline was intrigued by a small, old-looking clock. It was made of bronze and had intricate carvings on it. She asked the shop owner about it, and he told her it was from the 18th century and had been passed down from generation to generation.

Caroline decided to buy the clock, and as she was leaving, the shop owner warned her to be careful with it, as it had a strange history. Caroline didn't pay much attention to the warning and headed back to her motel.

That night, Caroline couldn't sleep. She kept hearing strange ticking sounds, but when she looked at the clock, it seemed to be perfectly still. She decided to wind it up and see if that would help.

Suddenly, the clock started ticking faster and faster, and Caroline felt a strange sensation. The room started spinning, and she felt like she was being pulled into a vortex. When the spinning stopped, Caroline found herself in a different place. She was no longer in the motel room but in an old, rundown house.

Caroline looked around and saw that everything was old and worn out. The furniture was made of wood, and the walls were covered in wallpaper from the 19th century. She looked at the clock and realized that she had been transported back in time.

Caroline was shocked and didn't know what to do. She started walking around the house, trying to find a way back to her own time. As she was exploring, she heard footsteps coming from upstairs. She followed the sound and saw a woman in a long dress walking down the stairs.

The woman introduced herself as Abigail and asked Caroline how she had gotten there. Caroline explained about the clock and how she had wound it up, causing her to be transported back in time.

Abigail was intrigued and wanted to know more about the clock. She told Caroline that it was rumored to have belonged to a witch who had cursed it, causing anyone who wound it up to be transported back in time.

Caroline realized that she had made a mistake by not paying attention to the shop owner's warning. She knew she had to find a way back to her own time before it was too late.

Abigail offered to help Caroline and took her to see an old man who was known for his knowledge of the occult. The old man listened to Caroline's story and told her that the only way to break the curse was to find the witch's grave and bury the clock with her.

Caroline and Abigail set out to find the witch's grave, and after hours of searching, they finally found it. Caroline buried the clock with the witch's body, and suddenly, everything went dark.

When Caroline woke up, she was back in her motel room. She looked at the clock and realized that it had stopped ticking. She knew that the curse had been broken, and she was relieved to be back in her own time.


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