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Hands full shelling spring peas and chopping artichokes for ragu.

Valentina said hi through the window. Bare-backed and pushing a wheelbarrow of flowers she stopped all the clocks.

Elbow-deep in pasta dough. “Supper’s at six.”

A bare wrist held high, her reply.




Did you know that according to the Urban Dictionary, clock stopper means someone very ugly? Obviously, I’m reclaiming it. 

11 thoughts on “Equinox

  1. I love thinking of someone lifting just a wrist as a reply, I sat with that image for a extra moment.

    a busy kitchen and supper at 6, it conjures a time when clocks stopped for life. (not so much now)

  2. Fantastic! I loved this intimate little story. It’s sensual without being lurid. Nicely done. Thanks so much for linking it up!

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