“Why did the artist choose to put the hourglass on an angle?”
“To show that time can move slowly when the axis is tilted, when things are a bit… lopsided” Barnabas answered.
When Shanaz looked at the glass she saw something different. She saw a world quite unlike the one with which she was a part. It was a world of time past. She saw people and strange creatures that walked on all fours, swam in the dirty water or flew in the smoke filled air. All the creatures gone now, extinct.
She shook her head and thought of how stupid people were back then. The class had gone ahead. Shanaz hurried to catch up.
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I had written so much more and had to cut a lot out. I would like to develop this into a longer story where in the top half of the glass, she saw the world past, and the bottom half the future, where time was rushing to, like the sand to the bottom of the glass. Thanks for the wonderful photo prompt Sandra Crook.