A wicked smile curled the corner of her lips as her hands worked busily. She was a little lost in thought, remembering...he had that habit of brushing the hair from his eyes with a sweeping gesture that showed off the bulge of his biceps, a way of biting his pink lips and staring at her like she was something delicious and awe inspiring. Her smile sagged, became pursed lips once more. She could not hate him.
It was the media. Pretty, airbrushed, doll-eyed little girls with rosy cheeks and shining flawless skin - this was what all women were meant to look like. She had pitied older women, mocked them even. Their loss of 'beauty' was a failure on their part, a source of her own triumph over them. But time, time made fools of us all. Her hands had become frantic, folding and refolding the slippery material. He had called her all the things she believed she would never become 'hag,' 'witch' and the simplest yet worst truth ever, 'old'. But no, she did not hate him. She loved him with a longing ache that would not subside. It was not his fault or at least not his fault alone. She was culpable. All of the beauty and youth obsessed society was to blame.
None could escape time...or at least never before. A wrinkle here and a wrinkle there, a wrinkle in the fabric of time in just the right place was all she needed. He had no idea how close to the mark he had been in calling her 'witch'. It was against all the rules of the coven - and time and space for that matter - but the aching for her head rested gently on his chest listening to his beautiful heart beating alongside her own was just too desperate.
Her fingers pinched the fabric just so and she began to whisper the magic words that would change time forever and end her pain. And then she stopped, time would continue. It was relentless and she could not stop it...
(Based on this Story Jam)
Fruit from this Jam:
Time's Chaos. by Benjamin
The Frenchman by MichaelThompson
Americana Chance by
Modern Factory by Matt Drake
A wrinkle in Time by
Emilio by Richard
Personal time by lindalopez
Time Machine by Zita Barlai
All in the mind by Sam
When we were young by Kip Logan
Echoes of Darkness by James
we are Al ready time machines by David Pinto
song on repeat by H.L.W.
The Black Hole Walker by Kevin Cagle