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The Hour Of The Time Is A FREE Short Story By Vincent Hobbes This Story Was First Published In The Endlands, In January Charlie Is A Man Who Follows The Rules He Is A Man Who Is Never Late He Is A Man Who Always ObeysThis Is The Most Important Day Of Charlie S Life, And He Is Running Late The Short Story Is FREE For Download On Barnes And Noble NOOK


10 thoughts on “The Hour of the Time

  1. says:

    Let s hope that s not the future.


  2. says:

    This short story is part of The Endlands, Vol 1 anthology and it is a very odd little story Charlie is the sort that has to always be early if he s on time, he considers himself to be late Today is a very important day he s finally been called, and he wants to be certain that he arrives on time Arriving three minutes early, he checks in and hurries down to the room where there are many other people some are talking and laughing some are singing some are crying He doesn t understand those this is the most important day of his life However, people who have arrived after him keep being called back before him, and he is worried that maybe he got skipped or overlooked but finally he is called.This story had an ending that is quite a surprise I had an inkling a bit ahead of time, but it is kept fairly mysterious I can see how this is likely a love it or hate it sort of story the main character is so twitchy that it made me twitchy just to read it But I was one of the ones who loved it I hope to catch some stories from Vincent Hobbes wonderfully imaginative mind.


  3. says:

    Charley is an obsessive compulsive kinda guy He hates being late and yet for the first time in his life he s late to a very important day I d say important in a horrific way I never saw the end coming This story reminded me of a modern version of The Lottery The author s frantic pace set a great tone and his character, Charley, had me convinced and rooting for him Wonderful story and free download on my kindle made it even better.


  4. says:

    Being on time is very essential Charlie can t be late I hate being late myself, so I feel his pain.But for this occasion I probably would of taken the day off.This is my second short by Vincent He writes like the shorts I remember seeing on Tales From the Darkside Maybe even Twilight Zone, but I have only seen a few of those Get a copy because you want to be on time, RIGHT


  5. says:

    Great short story It is one in his anthology, The Endlands This book is downloadable for free on most ebook formats I didn t expect the ending.


  6. says:

    Greatest lead in for a short story The future is as harsh as nature Harsher even Cruel and emotionless The future is a cryptic place, where a synthetic voice is on the other end when you dial customer service, and it never understands your words DOES NOT COMPUTE and PLEASE REPEAT YOUR REQUEST are common words in the future The future is filled with blinking lights and chirping beeps Complex highways and colossal buildings One hundred foot billboards line the roads, and everything around you is a commercial for a product you do not need And somewhere along the line, we lost the human spirit self reliance and self worth disappeared Because the future is a place where government dictates happiness, and society mandates perception Welcome I hope you enjoy yourself.


  7. says:

    This story is really quite good Sort of a Kafka esque horror short I particularly liked the intro and the way that it set the tone for the story Bleak and spare, but with a good sense for the obsessive compulsive nature of the main character who was very well drawn I found the other characters to be quite believable as well and the tone and execution was spot on Well done If you liked this author, I would try To Read or Not to Read which is also available for free on Kindle.


  8. says:

    The first thing I want to say is that unlike other reviewers, I did NOT expect the ending.Charlie is late, and as the short story says, it s the most important day of his life He is a small and frail man, and an awkward character The other people in the story don t seem to care about him personally, and everyone else is quite nonchalant when interacting with him Considering the ending, this puts off a bit, but I still enjoyed this story.


  9. says:

    Great short story with a big thought Reminded me of Kafka a bit this being said in the most positive way.I am not going to spoil it by going into details on the story itself What I want to say however, is that the work and the ending surprised me, which I always do appreciate about any piece of art.


  10. says:

    I found that once I got about halfway through it that I knew something terrible was going to happen in the end I wasn t sure what it was at that moment I didn t really like it because I m a sucker for happy endings.