Writing Prompt: The Split-Second Eternity
It’s when the demon is finally spotted where it squats on the back shelf, when the detective drops his mug and realizes who Keyser Soze is, or the runaway palooka sees his mob boss crossing the street in front of him with donuts under his arm. They make interminable eye contact, and the moment becomes a memory thousands of hours long.
Write such a moment, that slice of eternity that slips into the almanac of our lives every now and then, when the unthinkable happens and the seconds dissolve because time has dissolved because the moment of Now is flooding every pore in your character. It might be one of a few moments where s/he feels alive, or it might be one of the few moments your normally composed protagonist can’t quite recall properly.
Now write write write.