Prompt – Clock

An infant is born and sleeps around the clock.
She grows, leaves school and punches a time clock.
Before she knows it, she is hearing her biological clock ticking away.
The cycle restarts.


Give us 33 words (exactly) that tell us three different uses for one object.  But don’t just tell us that a can opener can be used to 1) open cans, 2) open beer bottles and 3) break a window in case of a fire.  Tell us a story. It won’t be easy, but you guys are far beyond needing easy prompts.


About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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28 Responses to Prompt – Clock

  1. Marie says:

    Very cool – you really captured and succeeded in giving the clock 3 different meanings and uses. Nice!


  2. jannatwrites says:

    Nice response! We really are ruled by the clock, aren’t we?


  3. deanabo says:

    Ahh. Very nice ..


  4. Lumdog says:

    I hope she’s got some other stuff going in her life! Really though, this is well done.


  5. Very unique interpretation of the prompt.


  6. SAM says:

    Time is the essence of our lives. Love this!


  7. Sandra says:

    Nice, complete cycle of a story! I think most of us can relate to all those clocks. =)


  8. Gina says:

    That’s pretty much how it goes.


  9. hypercryptical says:

    Time is a-ticking away all the time!

    Anna :o] at


  10. A clock! Pretty clever. Time clocks–just the idea of them makes me anxious. 🙂 Great job with the prompt. Thanks for linking up.


  11. Tick-tock-boom! I liked it, especially the way that the clock heralded a cycle.


  12. El Guapo says:

    Wonderful answer to the prompt!


  13. Linda Vernon says:

    What a great idea to use the clock analogy! Well done! 😀


  14. Paula J says:

    Like this a lot. Great use of this prompt.


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