#FFFC 54 — 11:38

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It didn’t matter where she was or what she was doing, Didi’s eyes were drawn to a clock at 11:38. She never thought consciously about the time or looking at the clock except in the morning when she got up for work and towards the end of her work day. It was as if a mechanism within her akin to a cuckoo or grandmother clock triggered at 11:38, and her head swiveled to the timepiece.

It was also a time for so many momentous events in Didi’s life. She was handed her high school diploma at that time (the Principal wondered why she held her hand out and checked her watch instead of shaking his hand,) she met her future husband at that time, her daughter was born then, and so was her first grandson.

Didi had never questioned 11:38, but she wondered how many others had experienced the phenomenon. Upon Google searching Didi was excited to find a “Sametime Society” that had a chapter in every state. Michigan’s chapter was based in Lansing. Didi decided to make the drive for the next monthly meeting.

Didi was surprised at the 200 people at the monthly meeting. She wasn’t feeling as much like a freak anymore. The chapter president stood up and went over the agenda. First update for the attendees was news that the FL chapter learned that every person in their state that experienced “sametime” had the same nurses’ signature on their birth certificates. The second update was about sametimers in Colorado who had all agreed to have an MRI and learned that a microchip had been implanted at the back of each of their necks.

As the Sametimers continued research into their similarities, they were astounded to learn that they were not human at all but artificial intelligence androids. Next on their collective agenda was to find out who created them and why.

[315 words]

FFFC

Fandango is the host of Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.  Fandango says:
Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.” Each week I will be posting a photo I grab off the internet and challenge bloggers to write a flash fiction piece or poem inspired by the photo. There are no style or word limits.

The top image is from the Brainsparker app for iOS.

22 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    A remarkable story Li.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome! I really admire your imagination and story telling!

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  2. This needs to be a whole book! I’m already hooked!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Be my guest! Just give me a free copy when it’s published.

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      1. Hahahaha! I thought you wanted to write a short story! Great idea with the lunch box. That is where I often fall short, the good ideas…

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      1. msjadeli says:

        You never know!

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  3. Oh that was awesome! Yeah, we need to know more! 🙂

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  4. badfinger20 says:

    Kinda like the Stepford wives. You have to wonder about the origin of them.

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  5. Gina says:

    Amazing! wondering about their origin and Sametime Society, again you have created a most believable world and society

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  6. Fandango says:

    A very creative twist. I like the way your mind works, Li! “Sametimers.” Fantastic!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks, Fandango. I missed last week’s FFFC due to a full schedule but will try not to miss again. Glad you liked the story. Hope you are settling in to your new place.

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      1. Fandango says:

        Still a lot going on, but things are starting to settle down.

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  7. Irene says:

    That was awesome, and you created a whole reality with such few words! Loved it, MsJadeLi!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you much, Irene! Glad you enjoyed the story.

      Like

  8. Violet Lentz says:

    Brilliant tale. So many possibilities for continuance. loved it!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, thanks!

      Like

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