The fifth flash fiction challenge from Carrot Ranch Communications:
In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that quotes from a song’s lyrics (could be a classical aria, a rock & roll song, anything).
This is my contribution. I hope you enjoy it.
Vagaries of Time
She rubbed the grimy pane, squinting to peer inside.
It was all boarded up now with chairs stacked haphazardly on tabletops and piled in corners decorated with cobwebs.
On one side stood the jukebox covered in dust.
Suddenly she was back in his arms, their bodies pressed tightly together, swaying to Mick singing “time is my side”. They thought they would be young and in love like this forever.
“Hmmhmm! You okay, Miss?”
“Yes,” she stammered, embarrassed.
She stumbled down the steps, smiling as the words in her head became Van’s “precious time is slipping away…”
Thanks for reading. I welcome all feedback.