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Revving away shy,

Worlds have always ended slow,

Savour these moments.

A Haiku in response to: Writing 101

Prompt by @rosemawrites

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“Life moves very fast. It rushes from Heaven to Hell in a matter of seconds.” – Paulo Coelho

A new life sees the world for the first time. Simultaneously, another life takes its final breath.

A passenger that was supposed to board a plane was one second late. Hours later, the plane went missing, the passenger saved.

Unimportant as it may seem, a split second can change our lives in ways we can never imagine. So today, write about the basic unit of time, seconds. Reflect on those few seconds when a loved one was in a life-and-death situation. Relive the few seconds when you held your eldest child for the first time. Recount those seconds when you were waiting for big news that was about to change your life.

Bio: @rosemawrites, a millennial from the Philippines, is a writer by day (working in PR), a reader by night (always by the bed), and a blogger in between.

Her blog, A Reading Writer, features short fiction, poems, anecdotes, personal musings and, of course, bookish thoughts. You can also find her on Goodreads and occasionally on Twitter @rosemawrites.

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