Shelly said Blog is an ugly word. I agree with her. But hourglass, now there's a pretty word. This week Aheila's Drabble Day prompt is hourglass.
As Vanessa watched the last grain of sand slip through the hourglass, she found a burst of strength to break through the rope she'd been scraping on the iron back of her chair.
When the door squeaked open, she hurried over to hide behind it.
With her doubled fist, she konked her kidnapper unconscious.
Vanessa ran down the hall, white dress trailing.
When she reached the double doors, she thought, Freedom! and burst through.
Only to find the handsome prince waiting at the altar.
"NOooo!" she wailed as her father escorted her kicking and screaming down the aisle.