Eternity Defined….


PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

My 25-year vow of silence should have ended.  I listened to the preacher drone on.  My sentence was doubled to 50 years!

The wood pew was hard.  I moved to let circulation back into my butt.  Dad elbowed me and frowned.

This was worse than the Uranium mines on Pluto, aka elementary school!

The sermon entered its 4th, and, I hoped, final, decade.  I yawned.

After ten more years of hanging by my thumbs, everyone said “Amen”.  I shouted it.

Free at last!

I would call Josh and we’d play in the woods.

It was raining outside.

I hate Sundays!


Sorry, but I had to double dip.  I was not satisfied with my first post.  This is based on a character I’ve used a few dozen times, most notable in the story cycle Seasons of Imagination.


Word count = 100

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43 thoughts on “Eternity Defined….

  1. Dale

    If you’re gonna double dip, this is how you do it!
    I’m calling this kid Calvin because his imagine is just about the same!
    This was so good and fun, Trent. Loved it.

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  2. Nobbinmaug

    I miss when time seemed to freeze. Time moves so much faster than me now. I look at a new day with thoughts of all the things I’m going to accomplish. The day ends with me wondering how I got nothing done.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Time still freezes for me, like when I heave just started a 4 hour flight and there is heavy turbulence – now there is eternity ;) That being said, weeks, months and years go by in a blink of an eye….

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I always enjoy writing for this character. I often had a numb bum as a kid from trying to sit still in church. I wasn’t as hyperactive as this kid, but those minutes do seem like days…



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