Sunday, November 30, 2008

Countdown

The house at 304 Sandell Lane is not a museum, but there is a select clientele permitted to view the Clock. It sits on the mantle, but the Clock is useless for telling the time.

The Clock does tick, but irregularly. It may register several seconds in an hour, or it may remain still for years. It moved seventeen minutes during the Great War; twenty-nine in the Second.

It is one of the pecularities of the Clock’s construction that it runs backwards. It is unclear what will occur when it reaches midnight; the scholarly works on the subject are conflicted.

1 comment:

Muh Hendrik said...

Countdown, it runs backward but at a real clock it keeps running forward.