11 O’clock

every night she was like millions of others who had found relief in the 11 o’clock hour.

at each days end, at eleven a random change or two or three would take place.

not a big deal but you couldn’t let it happen on the street.

it had to be something that happened in private. end each night backwards, or shrunk or mouthless with four hands unable to even read a book.

but if this is what it took to have 23 normal hours, almost everyone in civilized world went for it.