“Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to Addy, Happy birthday to you!” The room was abuzz with a fresh wave of whispers as Adeline pinched her eyes close with the intensity of her wish. When the flame of the candle extinguished, the wave crashed into applause. I wish they won’t judge … More Shackles

Tick Tock

  Wilhelm sat back from his desk and exhaled. He had done it. It sat on the tabletop before him, ticking and clicking and humming merrily, and his chest swelled with pride as he watched the second hand make its first rotation around the face. For centuries, clocks and horologes had called the faithful to … More Tick Tock