Describe a Clock: Day 327 : 5 Minute Freewrite: Tuesday

in frrewrite •  3 months ago

The passengers on the train look out their windows and see the city coming up in the distance. They have been anticipating their arrival since they boarded. They shift in their seats with excitement.

The grandfather clock bolted to the wall strikes three p.m. I watch the swinging pendulum bob go back and forth, keeping the seconds ticking away. The moon dial below the split pediment indicates the moon is waning. The toe bending has the image of a man spreading his arms and feet encased within the circle of the zodiac signs. Why on earth they would stick a large wooden clock on a train is beyond me. I would think the motion of the train would throw the timing of the clock off.

The sun beams down. The creatures that can be seen from the window huddle under plants that provide shade from the intense heat. Not even the vultures are flying overhead as an oryx, who strayed away from its pack, drops to the ground from exhaustion.

In walks the catering boy making the last rounds of serving drinks and small snacks before he leaves the caboose for the last time to finish up his other duties.

I push my glass to the side to give myself more room to write. I let out a sneeze. The woman next to me says, "In our culture, when a man sneezes, it means he is having deep and profound thoughts."

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My Completed Freewriting prompts:


Non-Fiction
DudeBittersweetHookHousecoatNail
Faster Than LightSweaterA Ridiculous Amount of FunMosquitoBamboo
The EntrywayPartyImportantHer Homemade JamsBack Pain
MotherMilkSwingBored StiffMonkey’s Wedding
AppetiteTravelFrosting a CakeBonesClouds
ScratchWetDepressionCampingQuadrillion
Describe the Room You Are InDewSkinnyMoldHerbs
WoodCore ValuesPlayersSyrupSell-out
SpaparachutesGrapevineNothingMishap
Eagle ScoutBurningRadio ShowElectionDesert
IrisessenceSuccessfulFeeling the LoveRacket

Fiction
Cane (Bonus: Red Wine)BasketParasolWireA Kiss
CherryMiamiLizard CavePhonePrototype
DiscordA Jumble of WordsSuffers in SilenceBathTalking Dog
Grand PianoEpilogueChalkFood to the TableBasics
CopySquashFried ChickenPotbellied PigCancer
Dog BreathMovementBreedFoolDrive
Flea Market DoorknobDescribe Your ShoesDuckySheepCracker
The Sky is ClearPlugFeverDirty Feet

Ongoing StoriesNumbered in Order of Story's Progression
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Suspense/Horror#1 Late #2 Banana #3 Paper #4 Tree #5 5 #6 Home Alone #7 Doctor’s Office
The Stall#1 Medium #2 The Stall #3 The Stall #4 Mice #5 Detective #6 Homeless #7 Eyebrows #8 40 Percent Off #9 One Year #10 The Stall
Church#1 Church #2 Ornate #3 Chips #4 State
Butterfly1. Old Maid 2. Pitiful 3. Headache 4. coffee 5. Three Grapes 6. Helicopter 7.Helpless 8. Overslept 9. Smooth as Silk

Poems
#52 Caterpillar#85 WildflowerHardboiled MindsGrief
TowelsSee You on the Other SideTearsLightMask

Weekend Freewrites:
The Crooked UmbrellaThe PictureThe Chair That I’m Strapped ToA Common Ending
WithdrawalRichard’s SurpriseThe TrapCanyon Making You Crazy?
The HawkEmerge from the DepthsMarjorie's Alcohol ProblemThe Run Around
Gene's the Quiet TypeMemoriesPulling TeethIn a Strangers House

We-writes (collaborations with community members)
MonsterEagle Scout 1st Entry: 2nd Entry: 3rd EntrySmooth as SilkTorment of the Light Bulb
Pull the Plug

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