Hey everyone. It's probably because I'm tired but I'm having trouble thinking of a new way of describing a very short period of time having gone by, with nothing happening in it, especially when the time goes quicker than expected. At the moment, I have: "Soon enough [they finished whatever task it was]." Another option is: "Before long [they finished whatever task it was]." I just don't like those options. Anyone got any other ideas about how to say this without sounding so clichéd?