Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers is back again thanks to Priceless Joy. Here’s the picture prompt:
Thanks Vanessa for the photo!
End of the Line
Millbrae Station runs only when needed. Due to possible lengthy wait times between trains, passengers must be ready to board as soon as their train arrives. Nobody knows what happens if you miss your train, but there’s sure to be dire consequences.
In the dead of night a large crowd begins to congregate at the station. Bare feet shuffle along the platform and loved ones whisper their final goodbyes. They can barely be heard among the whistling breeze and the haunting screech-owls hooting back and forth.
Some passengers, eager to be first, push their way through to the yellow line. They lean over the tracks, craning their necks, curious to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
The train arrives, screeching to a halt and all is silent and still.
“All aboard!” calls the conductor, and the passengers take their allocated seats.
Tears flow and family and friends blow kisses as the train gathers speed, transporting the restless souls from this world into the afterlife.
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