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Tick Tock

A Clock Story

By Mike Singleton - MikeydredPublished 19 days ago 1 min read
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This was inspired by a loud ticking clock outside a room I was sleeping in. It gave me an idea.

The music is "Tic Tic Tic It Wears Off" by Todd Rundgren from "A Wizard A True Star"

Tick Tock

Tick Tock, Tick Tock

It is eleven o'clock and it's dark, I am in bed and I am anxious.

I feel something bad is going to happen, but I don't know what

And the clock keeps going

Tick Tock, Tick Tock

I feel my breathing, and my heartbeat, aligning themselves to the ticking of the clock.

It's like the clock has some kind of hold on me, like a fatal metronome

And the clock ticks

I am becoming more anxious, and the anxiety is turning to fear.

My heartbeat follows the clock.

I feel there is some fearful presence in the room, but I know there is nothing but me, the darkness, and the ticking of the clock.

Tick Tock, Tick Tock

I don't know what the time is, I cannot see, it is dark and the clock ticks, and by heart beats.

I want to see the morning light but I will not see another sunrise.

This bed is my final resting place.

The clock stops ........

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  • Randy Wayne Jellison-Knock18 days ago

    Madness! Sheer maddening! Chinese tick-tock torture.

  • Oops, he dead 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Loved your story!

  • “M”19 days ago


  • Mariann Carroll19 days ago

    That was a sad unexpected ending. I was thinking of Uncle Ben , when I saw the title

  • Gerard DiLeo19 days ago

    We all have only so many ticks.

  • This is terrifying Mike!

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