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

Teresa (Tessa) Smeigh is now in her 60's and still going strong despite her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). Despite that she is active in Mental Health Advocating, writing for (volunteer for non-profit) and has 5 blog posts already published by them. She is also working on 2 fiction books (mysteries). She keeps her blog filled with useful content, daily devotionals (She is a Christian), stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She has 3 blogs so far and and She is from Deptford, NJ. Her family and blogs keep her busy.
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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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