Alastair’s Photo Fiction – 29th of September – Timekeepers Inc.

If it is Sunday then it is time for Alastair’s Photo Fiction Prompt.  Using between 100 and 200 words you spin a story out of the supplied photo. While you will feel justified to use the 1000 words the photo suggests, you must be strong and deny the urge. Alastair always gives us a great photo from which the words flow so easily.


Inside the conference room hushed voices made conversation over the scuttlebutt filling the offices of every floor of Timekeepers Inc. ahead of the called meeting of all departments. The word was that a shakeup was coming due to the changed habits of folks worldwide who scrambled every day to stretch their allotted 24 hours to do as much as possible.

The CEO of Timekeeper’s Inc., Bartholomew J. Hardee finally cleared the door of the room five miuntes after the time he set for the meeting to start. The normally unflappable head of the company seemed especially flustered this fine October morn.

“I will make this short and sweet. We all know what’s a wastin’!”

Everyone still laughed at this tired phrase, but all wished he would coin something new.

“Henry, you are in charge of analog as of today. I know it is a shrinking market, but there are still important things with minute hands.

“Dallas, you have digital. The increase in mobile devices has greatly changed this footprint.”

“Kelly, I have you with stadiums and coliseums. Let’s try to avoid all these glitches on national television. We got a black eye last year.”

“Last but not least, Miranda I want you to reorganize the time zones. I think there is room for improvement. Anybody have questions?”

No one spoke, so Hardee jumped from his chair and answered his phone when the William Tell Overture played. 


I want to point you flash fiction writers to another options. It is Flash in the Pan, where you right short fiction 50-150 words respectively to words chosen and posted each week. Of the total submitted, 250 responses will be collected and published by Redmund Productions. You can check the details at the following link: Flash in the Pan.

About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
This entry was posted in Alastair's photo Challenge, Blogging Challenge, photo, Photo Challenge and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Alastair’s Photo Fiction – 29th of September – Timekeepers Inc.

  1. RoSy says:

    A timely post! 🙂

  2. Al says:

    Yay. Time to sort the Time Zones. This is a good story

So you took time to read what I wrote and I appreciate it, but comments are even better!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s