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Original Drabble: The Spring-Stealers
Title:The Spring-Stealers (PG)

A/N: An original bizarre drabble. Because I'm insane and it's Daylight Savings tonight where I am.


The Spring-Stealers
by Caffienekitty


Nobody knows what they do to that stolen hour of spring. Oh yes, it's theft. People set clocks ahead, stay up 'til two AM to watch it suddenly be three. No gap, but the day is only 23 hours long; elegant thievery.

It's stolen -- an hour of sprouting green, cool rains, new life awakening -- and hidden somewhere.

Months pass.

Eventually it is released, bringing a 25 hour day, but the hour returns scarred. Its life is fading, dimming. The spring hour has become an hour of rusting leaves and frost, slowly drifting into cold dark.

Something happened. Time changed.

- - -
(that's all)


Post A/N: For a silly and obscure sci-fi twist I debated an alternate final two words - ... Bulimic chronovores?

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seergirl From: seergirl Date: March 14th, 2010 12:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Neat :).

My husband, bless him, has a shift that starts a two am. And is never sure how to clock in at a time that doesn't exist.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: March 14th, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
It does mess up scheduling something fierce. At least his shift doesn't start at 2:30? :-)
ficwriter1966 From: ficwriter1966 Date: March 14th, 2010 12:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Interesting! And yep, that's a good point: the lost hour is fresh and new and full of promise, and it comes back to us all beat up.

(I'm one of those people who wishes they'd just do away with DST. Just leave the clocks alone. It's gonna take me two weeks now to get my body clock adjusted.)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: March 14th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
(I'm one of those people who wishes they'd just do away with DST. Just leave the clocks alone. It's gonna take me two weeks now to get my body clock adjusted.)

I wish they'd go back to making all regions that observe it around the world do it on the same day at least. Some don't change until April. Not having it at all would be good. I'd rather leave work after dark than get up before dawn. It's rather an archaic convention anyway. One of our provinces doesn't do Daylight Savings at all because it doesn't make any difference to the crops and farm animals. Also studies have shown that the Monday after the start of Daylight Savings has a statistically significant higher number of accidents.
irismay42 From: irismay42 Date: March 14th, 2010 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't mind when you get that extra hour in bed, but when they take one off you, that's just so wrong!

Your brain is indeed very twisty.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: March 14th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
They used to steal that hour closer to my birthday which really sucked.

Your brain is indeed very twisty.

Thank you! ;-D
samalander_dawn From: samalander_dawn Date: March 14th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
oooooo

I like this....but now I'm picturing that hour having all sorts of either exciting adventures or Dean-like crises where it fights to keep itself and the world together so the world can be made right again....COOL :D
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: March 14th, 2010 11:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Time-whumpage FTW! \o/
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: March 15th, 2010 07:36 am (UTC) (Link)
I saw a post on Twitter today that said since it is daylight savings does this mean we have to do the Time Warp? Loved it;) And yes, I have wondered about that stolen time--makes me think of Chronos' room full of hourglasses. I suspect the Sandman has a hand in there too;)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: March 15th, 2010 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I saw a post on Twitter today that said since it is daylight savings does this mean we have to do the Time Warp?

I used to, but I've gotten out of the habit. ;-)
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