#Caturday – The Tail of the Clock

When I was a wee li’l MomGoth, I wanted one of these clocks SO HARD! But, alas, we were po’ and a novelty clock was an unjustifiable expense. This is not just a clock shaped like a cat, you understand. The tail is a pendulum, and the eyes go back and forth in time to the tail.


leaves fly off of a calendar, signifying the passage of years

My mystical, exotic clock was reduced to the status of cheap plastic crap, and my mother had enough money to buy one for my #4 Daughter. Being a kind and good mother, Mom asked if it hurt my feelings for her to buy something for my daughter that she couldn’t buy for me at that age. Being also a good mother, I was, on the contrary, delighted to see my child enjoy what I had so desired.

Well, you know how life is. Yeah, you’ve probably guessed it: The clock totally creeped my daughter out. We had to take it down and hide it, and eventually discarded it. ~sigh~

Yes, I could go to Kit-Cat Clocks: The Official Kit-Cat ® Clock Website and lay down fifty smackers and have one of my own, but you know what? The ability to so easily gratify the desire has made the desire so much less compelling. Besides, I didn’t even know Kit-Cat was a cartoon character. I’m a Felix fan, myself. (Mom, don’t try to follow that link — it’ll take about a hundred years to load on dial-up.)

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Plot a story in which Person A wants something, Person B gets the thing but doesn’t value it, and . . . . Then what?


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “#Caturday – The Tail of the Clock

  1. Holly Jahangiri

    March 30, 2013 at 10:34am

    But… but… but… one of the authors I channel already did! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gift_of_the_Magi


    I actually caused emotional damage to my poor child by having this tucked into a drawer (I had told her not to rummage through my desk drawers):

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  2. Mike Carlson

    March 30, 2013 at 11:46am

    Too bad you couldn’t enjoy much what you got for yourself. Anyway, I’m sure you’ll still find something a lot way better.
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  3. Sandra from backyard design ideas

    April 8, 2013 at 1:25am

    “There is always another better opportunity to enjoy what is meant for us. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this, Marian!”

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  4. Kelly from gazebo kits

    April 9, 2013 at 1:10am

    Another good read from you Marian! I am such a fan! Thanks a lot for sharing this!

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  5. Kristine

    April 10, 2013 at 1:17am

    You’ll receive what is due for a nice person like you, that’s for sure. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this with us. I’m such a fan!

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  6. Stacey from wholesale rug suppliers

    April 10, 2013 at 2:01am

    I missed reading your posts, Marian! It’s nice running into one of them. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this with us!

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