Best of 2013 – Time to Sell

Whether it’s for work, recreation, or filling out tax forms, everybody has wished for more time. In the story Time to Sell, author J. Rohr brings this desire to life. He turns an abstract concept into a real commodity, and then shows us the lives of people who are constantly chasing after that one extra moment. Like the real world — where time is money instead of … well, time — people scramble for every last shred they can get, and hurt each other in the process.

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Art by David Revoy/ Blender Foundation

Time to Sell

By J. Rohr

“In a vial, ladies and gentlemen, I give it to you in a vial. Your own personal dose to do with as you please. Five minutes out of the day. Step right up and pay for the one thing you never thought you could buy back: Time!”
Dad said to take note of everything. “Especially your Uncle E. Nota bene. Never mind the man; he’s got faults like any of us, but he knows the business.” So, it’s best to keep my mouth shut and just listen to Uncle E.

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