CPC #1: ~ t i m e ~

Hey, guys! I’m participating in Carol‘s lovely Cameras and Pens writing challenge, so I wanted to show you the first story I wrote for it. What makes this particular writing challenge special is that you can make art to illustrate your story or take photos that pertain to it for bonus points, as well as earning points by using the prompts! So I did all three.

***All photos are mine except the first one, which is a prompt photo. All artwork is mine period. ;)***

Prompts used: 2.

Photos submitted: 7

Artwork submitted: 3

Total points earned: 22

~ t i m e ~

Maybe it was just one minute. Or one second. Or one microsecond. It whipped past my memory WAY too fast.

I’d been looking forward to summer – the laughter, the friends, the pool, the freedom – for practically the whole year, and now here I was, sitting on the edge of the lake, absently spinning my bike pedals with my fingers and thinking about how school started in three days. Where had time gone?

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Prompt picture. (Not mine.)

Where had Time gone? I dangled my feet in the water and thought about it.

Maybe he was taking a vacation after all the hard work of making summer go by so fast. Maybe that’s why everything seemed to suddenly slow down – Time was tired.

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I used a long exposure (about 8 seconds) to show the second hand moving. 🙂
Or maybe he’s just contrary. When you’re bored, he creeps past you with an evil smirk on his face, an when you’re having fun, he flies past so quickly you can’t even catch a glimpse of him.
Perhaps he has rheumatism. I mean, he is pretty old after all. Maybe sunlight and happy times put a spring in his step and he races along with the best of them; but when it rains and everything is gloomy, his rheumatism holds him back from going at more than a painful crawl.
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Wherever he went and whatever the reason, I wished he would have taken a few steps backward before he took his vacation – or even just stopped altogether.
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But though he is ancient, he has not retired – nor will he until his Maker comes and sets Infinity in his place. He is so popular that that everyone plans their lives around his schedule, they beg for more of him as if he is a celebrity, and yet he is elusive, the hardest to grasp when you need him most.
But he is a good healer, binding up wounds and soothing them without any medicine. He takes a long time to do his healing, but he does it.
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Try as we might, no one except Time’s Creator has ever been able to stop him from marching on. Day after day, night after night, he passes by, faithfully following his schedule.
He is close friends with the sun and the moon and has seen their rise and fall countless times in his life.
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We have made many faces for Time – some square, some round, some oval, some hardly a shape at all, with skin imprinted with numbers and evenly creased with lines.

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But I think his real face is filled with thousands of wrinkles, one from each year he has seen.

Sometimes his eyes are greenish-yellow slits as they peer at you from the alarm clock on your bedside stand and wait, ready to shriek at you to get up, get up, to not waste anymore of him than you already have.

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If that doesn’t work, he uses the sharp cane he carries to jab those who think they can waste him away.

He has one long hand and one short hand. He was born with a sort of nervous tick that he can’t seem to get rid of.

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His clothing style is rather eccentric; a mish-mash of fashions picked up from many eras.

Fickle, wayward, unaccountable… and yet what would we do without him? You have to admit, he’s pretty diligent at his job, and there’s really no one that could replace him.

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Yes, I am aware that this is a SUPER creepy and kind of awful drawing, but I like the idea, so… Just don’t look at his face. XD

I sighed. I guess Time did deserve a break after all that work, and besides, summer would get old if that’s all we ever had. And how would I learn all of the stories Time has collected over the years without History class?

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I stretched and stood up. The sun was setting like an egg the moon had cracked for breakfast, the deep orange-yellow yolk spilling all over the sky. The moon ate it all up and then began its long night’s work.

It was right on Time.


The End. 😀

I had a lot of fun with that, as you can probably tell. 😉 I hope you had fun reading it!

What artwork or photo was your favorite? Would you like to read my future CPC entries or would you rather me post normal stuff? I’d love to hear your honest (but courteous) opinion!

Thank you for reading, dears, and have a lovely day filled with plenty of Time. 😉


P. S. Oh. My goodness. I ALMOST HAVE THREE THOUSAND FOLLOWERS?! Eeeee! I’d probably better start planning something, which will probably include a giveaway. Any suggestions?


96 thoughts on “CPC #1: ~ t i m e ~

  1. That’s awesome! I love the pics! my favorite was the one with the tree. It’s so pretty. It’s like fairyland. =) I also love the next one with all the different clocks. 😉

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    1. Thank you so much! Yeah, I’ve seen the idea to do a half-and-half tree before and thought that would go well with the story. 🙂 And thanks! I really like that one too!


    1. Really? Why thanks! Ha ha, I don’t think my cursive is that great but then everyone thinks their own handwriting is terrible. XD So thank you! YAY goooo Team Rose!


    1. Aww, thank you so much! Ha ha, well I’m glad you like it! Unfortunately it’s not quite how I was imagining it would turn out, but that happens. XD So thanks! And thanks again! 😀

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  2. Awesome story! I was going to participate but I didn’t get my entry in on time 😦 Maybe next time though!
    Congrats on almost 3,000 followers! I love your blog and I am so happy for you 🙂


    1. Thanks so much, Hannah! Aww, bummer. 😦 Wait… do you mean your entry to the contest or your entry to this particular challenge? Because actually you still have till tomorrow to write your story for this challenge if you’re signed up! 😀
      Aww, thank you soooo much, Hannah!

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  3. I LOVED THIS!!! 😛

    Have you checked out mine? Btw, I may have missed it or already asked, but what team are you again? 😊


  4. Wow Allison, great story! I love your picture of the tree, it is very pretty and well done! Congrats on the amount of followers! Must be exciting 😉

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  5. Oooh Great story, Allison! 😎This was a very interesting post! And I like the picture that you Drew of the clocks that ones cool😍 whoa almost three thousand followers COOL! You definitely deserve it!

    ~Sara ❤


    ~SARA ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. Aww, thanks, dear! (Wow, that was a short reply to your comment. XD)
      P. S. HA HA! I really hope we can do Art Lab again – no one has really been doing it lately, and before that it was just me. But we should start it up again!


          1. Heh, heh😊 LOL it was fun, That’s cool! Ooh I haven’t played word-a-round or telastrations but today I’ve played skip-bo! It’s pretty fun I learned how to play it like 3 days ago😂


              1. They all sound fun! I will have to try the other games! When will your next post be? I’m so excited for them! And what do you what to talk about?


                1. Yeah, they are!
                  Aww, that made me smile. 🙂 I’m so glad you’re excited for my posts! Well I usually do posts every two or three days, so probably tomorrow? I’ll probably work on a post today, but I doubt I’ll finish it.
                  Hmm… what about… What’s the view from the nearest window? XD Random, I know. XD


                  1. XDD!😊😊😊 I really like your blog, and what you post!☺🙂LOL yay! I can’t wait for the next post!!!! And hmm… it’s dark but I see a tree a park and a bush 😅😅😅yes, very random! XD! What do you see out of the nearest window? Hmm…. I will think of something random.. What is the first sibling you can see right now? Umm… HOW about do you see you mom? Or your dad?

                    I know SUPER random 😅😄😅😃😀😁😀😅


                    1. Aww, yay! Ha ha, so obviously I didn’t get around to posting today, but I’ll hopefully post tomorrow, and then I have a super exciting post after that (or else I’ll post it tomorrow, but probably not).
                      Ha ha! XD Well that was fun. Okay, right now I see the flowerbed outside our window with the empty birdfeeder, and a walnut tree, and a soybean field behind that. 🙂 I can’t see any siblings or parents right now, and Mom’s doing errands.
                      Hee hee, that was fun too!


  6. I loved reading your CPC entry, please do more! Great photos as always!
    P.S. Happy almost 3000 followers! and your drawing wasn’t that creepy 😀


    1. Aww, thank you so much! I’m really glad you liked it! Okay, I probably will. 🙂
      P. S. Thank youuuu! Ha ha, I still think it’s kind of creepy, but I’m glad you didn’t think so. 😛


  7. LOL because I like it XDDDD

    And did you know that my mom water to name me Chelsey and my dad wanted to name me Alexandra but then they decided a Biblical name😅 what one do you like more?


    1. XD XD
      Ha, really? Hmm… I like Sara best. 😀 I was going to be named Elizabeth, I think. O.o I’m definitely glad I’m named Allison. XD Isn’t it weird to think of having another name?


  8. Wow, this was impressive! I love your writing style, it was so interesting with vivid imagery! My favorite art piece was the tree with the pretty background! 😀

    I’m so excited for your 3,000 followers! 😀


  9. I love your work and there is a friend of mine want to be wild life photographer could you suggest him anything… he’s in 10th grade now in India and I’m too from India… I love the way you expressed.. like poet…
    Thank you…


    1. Aww, thank you! Hmm… well I haven’t had much experience with wildlife photography, but I’d say a good camera really helps, especially a DSLR, and if you’re photographing wildlife you’ll probably want to use a fast shutter speed to capture their movements without getting a blur. I’m afraid I don’t know many wildlife photography tips otherwise. :/ But I hope those helped!
      And thanks again! 🙂

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