Daily Prompt: Shake it Up

Daily Prompt: Shake it Up

 You’re 12 years old. It’s your birthday. Write for ten minutes on that memory. GO.

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I reached over and pulled the chain that turned on the lamp. ‘Click’ I squinted against the sudden flood of light and focused on the clock face next to my bed.  The minute hand lay somewhere between the 1 and the 2.  The hour hand sat squarely on the 3.  3:05 or thereabouts (this is in the days before digital clocks when we usually rounded to the nearest 5 minute mark).  That means its official – I am finally 12 years old.

Can’t wait till I become a teenager – one more year to go.  One more year after that and I can get a driver’s license.

I reached for the chain. ‘Click’

***

Ten minutes is not a lot of time really!

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