The Pocket Watch by Tom Raimbault
Approx. 4,470 words.
Published on August 21, 2010.
Peter is tormented by a haunted pocket watch that was found in an old trunk of his deceased, mother's basement. Although pocket watches are often passed down through generations, there was good reason for keeping this one locked in a trunk. It was as if winding the timepiece had started a heartbeat which had been dead for decades.