The journey ends here – Friday Fictioneers

Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who hosts Friday Fictioneers.  Each week Rochelle chooses a photo prompt to inspire writers to produce a 100 word piece of flash fiction.  Do use the link to her blog if you are interested in joining the group.  It’s a great way to get involved in writing.

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PHOTO PROMPT © C.E. Ayr

The journey ends here

The argument they’d had was a persistent ache in his head.  He had to see her and put a stop to this nonsense.  Leaving him, indeed!  What was she going to do without him?

 The station was in sight.  His shift over, he would go home and sort things out.  He’d told her to be there . . .

 There was a sickening thud as something collided with the driver’s window.  He hit the emergency brake.

 Half an hour later, he recoiled in horror as the police identified her as the one who had jumped in front of his train.

 

 

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16 thoughts on “The journey ends here – Friday Fictioneers

      1. Thank you for reading and commenting again. He has clearly been so overpowering that she couldn’t find any other means of escape. She has exercised the only control that she could and that will have a lasting impact.

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    1. Thank you for your response. It is very sad but that’s what I was moved to write this week. It is interesting, and somewhat disconcerting at times, to see what ideas are triggered by the photo prompt!

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    1. Thank you for your response. I have a close friend who was a signalman. He was deeply affected by such events. Obviously this was quite different from a driver’s experience but the impact spreads far and wide. Very sad indeed.

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  1. A twisted tale with a very sad ending. I’m not sure if I agree with the others, I felt sad for him and felt that his wife killing herself in front him was too vindictive. Just my read on your wonderful story.

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    1. Thank you for your thoughtful response. It is sad for his wife that she felt this was the only course of action open to her. It is also sad for him because, whatever his faults, he will be forever haunted by what has happened.

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