Flash: Timekeeping

Image by Lance Reis on Unsplash

Dark eyes stared in mine, and I hold my breath. Sea storms roil inside him and in the clouds behind him.

I swallow.

He doesn’t appear to be real, this god among men. Yet he wears a scuba certified watch on his wrist.

“Neptune.” I whisper, then cough to clear my voice before continuing, “Is it time already?”

(words 58; first published 11/29/2023 – written based on a visual prompt for a Facebook group to kickstart the week’s writing; goal is about 50 words)