When Big Ben Stopped (Short Story)

Rated 4.00/5 based on 2 reviews
"Nobody would have expected the bell of Big Ben to freeze one second before midnight on December 31st. Least of all me: after all, I’m the mechanic who maintains the thing. But that wasn’t even the most shocking thing. No, it was the fact that everybody else in the world had frozen with it. Except me..." More
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  • Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
  • Words: 4,610
  • Language: British English
  • ISBN: 9781370928842
About P.J. Leonard

P.J. Leonard grew up in Worcester, UK. He moved to Japan in 2010 and has lived there ever since, enjoying the culture, the hiking, and the traditional Japanese sport of tussling for the free seat on the train every morning at rush hour.

He first found a love for writing aged nine, when he took what was meant to be a one-page short story assignment and turned it into a 10-page epic, much to the chagrin of his teachers. He's been writing ever since.


When Big Ben Stopped (Opening 15 mins)
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Review by: Mike White on May 28, 2017 :
I like 'frozen time' stories. The premise could have been explored more, but this story works well for what it is.
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Review by: James Hold on Feb. 3, 2017 :
One of those 'frozen time' stories you see occasionally in TV and movies. It's all right but I feel more could have been done with it, perhaps showing the man trying to react with the non-moving people or animals as he waits for things to sort out.
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