Here’s my entry! I’m on team strawberry.
1. It stopped. Just like that. She stared at it. What had happened? What had gone wrong?
Here’s my photo:
Elisa held the watch in her hand. It stopped. Just like that. She stared at it. What had happened? What had gone wrong?
Elisa sighed and put the watch on the desk. I’ll never be able to make it work.
She threw the little thing down in disgust, cracking the rhinestones that had taken ever so long to carve and then place in the metal. Stomping out of the room, she took one last look at it. I hate you, she thought, burning with anger. I spent months making you and you don’t even work.
She ran out of the dim workshop as fast as her legs could carry her. She slammed the door behind her and flew down the hallways. The only sound was her feet pounding against the floor and her panting lungs gasping for air. That was weird—the engineering academy was always buzzing with activity. The campus was empty too, she saw, sprinting down the stairs. It seemed they had put a new statue in the Great Lawn—it was of a young couple, sitting on a bench, gazing in to each other’s eyes. It was creepy. Elisa kept on running.
After she had gotten off of campus, the hustle and bustle of the street was gone. She noticed a lot of new statues.
But when she came home to her dad, frozen, in the middle of drinking some coffee, Elisa finally figured out.
The watch wasn’t broken.
Time had stopped.