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High School Clocks Crawl

Submitted by eternal Domnation

Einstein’s clock is exactly one minute behind mine and still ticking! (© Universal Studios – All Rights Reserved.)

High School clocks crawl.  That’s a fact.  Perhaps it’s a stepping stone for the real world, where timepieces tend to run.  For me, during my school days, the torturous pauses between the ticks were a direct correlation to my hunger to compete.  I counted down the seconds until the bell rang, because when it did it meant one thing:  practice.

Throughout my playing “career,” I always had to fight for a starting position.  It made every second of practice count.  Not only did I hone my skills, I also battled to get in the game.  When I look back on it, it consumed me.  I lived for it, I loved it.  And it was just practice.

Several years later (ahem, we can leave it at that), I can feel the same tingle in my veins.  The clock on my desk cannot not run fast enough.  On the other side, my writing waits.  With each word I type, I’m in a dogfight to make it in the game.  Only this time, there is but one opponent, and it’s me.  I alone can put words on paper, create stories, and decide if its good enough for the world to see.  Bring it.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.

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