Time Flies

A literary short story published on-line in The Prairie Journal, September 2018
http://www.prairiejournal.org/stories.html

If you are having difficulty accessing Time Flies on the website, here’s a step-by-step way to do it:

  1. click on the above link so you get to the website
  2. on the sidebar under 2018, click on Miriam Clavir
  3. you get my bio
  4. then go back to the sidebar and click on Time Flies, and you should get the whole story

The Story

Cal was a pilot in WW11 who flew Mosquito airplanes. Time Flies is exactly about that: grasping onto Time, and having only memories left when Time has flown.

“When I was in the Air Force, each minute, each second, I felt alive. Truth is, I’ve never been able to get that feeling back.” His eyes half-closed. “Never.”

Cal leaned towards his sister. “Let me ask you this outright, Helen. How much time do you think you have left?”

“Oh for Heaven’s sakes!”

“Helen, do something … do whatever you’ve wanted to, before it’s too late. You know, something that’ll make you feel really alive.”