Sunday, April 01, 2012

A Moment Out of Time

From my new work in progress...

"There’s a moment in every situation when time slows. Even the air stops moving. It’s the moment just before the moment of no return. You could still turn around and go back. Return to the life you had before, and pretend this moment never existed. But the trouble is, if you speak just one more word, take one step forward, if you let go of that moment for even a fraction of a second…that’s it. It’s gone. You fall headlong into the future.

Whether you want to or not."

Who has experienced that moment of no return? Did you know at the time there'd be no going back? Did you rush toward the future, or hesitate?


Katherine Halle said...

I love the way you described that moment - so perfect!