THE HOUR OF THE TIME
A short story by Vincent Hobbes
Charlie is a guy who likes to be on time. No. Charlie likes to be early. To parties, the cinema, the airport…everywhere. He is very obsessive and worried about it. So, today – on the most important day of his life – the day he really wants to be early on…he’s running late!
This story felt like I was watching an old episode of The Twilight Zone. It brought a warm, nostalgic feeling to me, because I enjoyed those very much. If you liked those, you’ll appreciate this. It’s set in a future time, places feel ‘instituional’ and people are more of a number than a name. Not to say that the story is cold. You get to feel just how Charlie ‘is’ – (sign of a good author!) – kind of a nerdy little guy, someone you could work next to for a year, yet forget him completely.
Like with ‘To Read Or Not To Read’ , I had a feeling where the story might be going. That is not a bad thing, because the journey there was well worth it.
A quick read, like I said with the other one… perfect on a cold, dreary day like today. Also available for free download right now on Amazon. I don’t know when the sale ends – but it’s priced at 99¢, less than a cup of coffee! Easy to pick up either way. I’m off to read the last one I downloaded, and the one Vincent told me to save for last.