Time’s Up

“Time’s up, let’s go!” stated the shadowy figure matter-of-factly as he loomed over George, who lay in bed trembling, startled to be awakened in the middle of the night by this intruder.

“But I can’t go now, I’m not ready yet,” George stuttered. “I need an extension or something… there’s so much I have to do!”

“You’ve had sixty years George, plenty of time to get your affairs in order.”

“But I always thought I’d have more time, you know… to get my life straightened out and make amends, and… and tell people I love them.”

“Everyone always thinks they’ll have more time George; sorry, bud, game over.”


This has been a Six Sentence Story, written for Denise’s blog hop at GirlieOnTheEdge. The prompt word we needed to use this week was “extension“. Click on the link to read some other great stories, and maybe add one of your own!

Author: Josie Two Shoes

I've been blogging off and on since August of 2006. I adopted the pen name Josie Two Shoes in 2007 as I began a new chapter of my life standing on my own two feet. Now I'm married to the man of my dreams; we live in dusty West Texas with a house full of furkids. I am an Aquarian by birth, and although I am past sixty and slightly frayed around the edges, my fascination with this thing called life continues. Faith, family, and friends are important to me; so are honesty, trust, tolerance, compassion and kindness. I'm pretty up front about most things, so if you want to know something more about me, just ask! :-) You can also reach me by email and find me at my Facebook page.

28 thoughts on “Time’s Up”

    1. Thank you, Denise! Yes, life can change on a dime for any of us. What’s important is what we did with today, did we care enough, did we laugh enough, did we try enough, did we love enough!

    1. Very intriguing that at least three of us picked up on the same concept for the prompt! It was fun to come back and give it a try after so long, and I should do it more often. Even more fun is seeing what everyone else did! Yes, I did start Six Sentence Stories long, long ago, and I’m so glad Zoe took it on, and then Denise so kindly agreed to keep the ball rolling! I think it’s a fun exercise for any skill level. Since brevity is clearly not my strong suit, it’s a good mental challenge for me… sometimes the challenge is to see how many semi-colons I can squeeze in!

    1. So true! And I know so many stories of people who waited to long to say I love you, or failed to do so because of some feud that had been allowed to continue for too long. Make amends, make peace, live in love!

    1. Thank you, Susan! It was fun to return and play with a story. I really need to make time to get back in the practice of writing. I miss it. Indeed, we never know, so it’s important we do the things we enjoy and make each day count!

    1. I agree Viola. We tend to want to forget about the realities of our time expiring. What is important is how we choose to live each day, then it won’t matter when time’s up, we’ll be at peace with it.

    1. I am in my mid-sixties now, and so very aware of the shortness of life. Hopefully, most of us do reach an age where we start to re-examine what is most important and if we’ve done a good job at letting the people who matter to us know how much we appreciate them.

    1. Thank you Pat, it was fun to come back and see if I could still weave a few words together! I don’t think we can repeat this reminder too often! We can get so tangled up in busy lives that we miss what is really important.

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