WAITING FOR THE TRAIN

 

Train station--J. Hardy Carroll

Photo Copyright: J. Hardy Carroll

Here we are for another week. Today we’ve gathered in a virtual train station. Our hostess for this group meeting is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We’re the Friday Fictioneers group. Our challenge for this week and every week is to each write an original story with no more than 100 words, not including the title. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was supplied by J. Hardy Carroll. Thanks, J. Hardy.

To read the other stories by the group members, just click on the link given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.

The link for this week’s stories is as follows:

https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2016/05/18/20-may-2016/

Genre: Speculative Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words

WAITING FOR THE TRAIN by P.S. Joshi

Larry walked into the train station and sat down. He was getting so forgetful these days. Where was he going? How would he know when to get off if he didn’t know his destination?

He could look at his ticket. That was it. He’d check his ticket. Now where had he put his ticket?

He could buy one but he didn’t seem to have money.

He walked to the ticket window. “Pardon me sir. Can I have a train schedule?

I’m sorry, mister. There’s no schedule for this train. It only makes two stops. One’s heaven and t’other’s hell.

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A WEIGHTY PROBLEM

 

Eiffel Tower--2015-09-07-c2a9-2015-marcy-b-ayanian

Photo Copyright: Marcy B. Ayanian

This is my contribution for this week’s Monday’s Finish the Story, hosted by Barbara W. Beacham. Every Monday Barbara supplies a new picture prompt along with the first sentence for the story. The original story to be written should have only 100-150 additional words. I’ve bolded the first sentence given with the picture prompt. This week, both the picture and first sentence were contributed by Marcy B. Ayanian. Thanks, Marcy.

Be sure to click on the little blue frog in the blue box, after clicking on the link, to read the other stories by group members. The link for all other stories this week is as follows:

https://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/mondays-finish-the-story-sept-7th-2015/

Genre: Humor Fiction

Word Count: 3+22+150=175 Words

A WEIGHTY PROBLEM by P.S. Joshi

 

As her mount shifted uneasily under her, she grasped the brim of her old felt Stetson, gazed upwards, and remembered Jean Pierre. (Marcy B. Ayanian)

There was a low growl. Margo clutched her stomach, the commentator stopped, the sound man checked his equipment, and the director yelled, “Cut.”

Margo gazed down at the director. “Larry, I’m famished.”

He winced, “Okay, Margo just a quick snack. We’re behind schedule.”

That evening, Claude Lamier called his agent. “John, how can I work with theese Margo? She is always eating. She will gain so much weight the horse will begin complaining.”

“Now Claude, just remember, Margo Digery also carries a lot of weight with the director. It’ll be a boost to your career to work with her.”

“John, I am the big star in France, and people will get to know me here also.”

“Not if Margo won’t work with you, so calm down.”

The next day on the set Margo tried to climb up, and the horse, Old Hoofer, galloped off the set.

Larry shouted, “Cut!”

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