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December 20/21 2015

Allison Symes

Telling The Time



I inherited the beautiful grandfather clock, aptly, from my grandfather. He swore it kept better time than Big Ben. I tried telling him that was the name of the bell but he was having none of it.

Much as I miss my grandfather, part of me is glad he isn’t around to see his wonderful clock has gone horribly wrong. It has not been the same since that mouse got into the workings. Instead of chiming the hour, the bloody thing squeaks now.

On the plus side, I always know when it is 1 o’clock.


About the Author

Allison Symes is published by CaféLit, Bridge House Publishing, Alfie Dog Fiction, Scriggler.com and Shortbread Short Stories. She is a member of the Society of Authors and Association of Christian Writers. Her website is www.fairytaleswithbite.weebly.com and blogs for Chandler’s Ford Today - http://chandlersfordtoday.co.uk/author/allison-symes/

Published December 21 2015