Train – Six Sentence Story

Six people wearing their required masks for passenger safety boarded the train heading downtown while Sam watched. He remembered the days when the station was full of people, of which he would have been one, going to work. Today he was waiting for the stopped train to move on so he could cross the tracks and proceed on his walk through the park.

Without realizing it Sam was near the center of a pentagram formed by two points in the station, two on the train and one across the tracks.

The media reports, carefully written days before the coordinated explosions occurred, said that a terrorist group had assumed responsibility but luckily an unusually high number of regular commuters had taken that specific day off. Sam would have described the event as his ticket home if he had known although if he had known he would not have taken his walk there that morning.

Denise offers the prompt word “train” to be used in this week’s Six Sentence Stories.

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Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

43 thoughts on “Train – Six Sentence Story”

  1. You do these stories so well. I love the irony in the last sentence. My life is full of irony. I love Romans 8:28 “And we know that ALL things work together for good for those that love God….”

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    1. We could die at any time, unexpectedly. We need to be ready. That is an underlying message. I hope something comes to mind next week as a continuation of the story, but I leave that in God’s hands. Thank you, Michael!

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  2. Wow, this is definitely an intriguing little story. I missed the point about the miedia reports until I read the comments, but yes, there’s something missing there.

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    1. The “terrorist” event in the story was what is called a false flag. It was staged by one group to blame another. Unfortunately people die in these staged events. Thank you, Astrid!

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  3. Like the ‘media reports’ device to jump over the focal point of the story, it, somehow, does not interrupt the momentum that is established, gives the Reader a little distance from those that would ordinarily be the center of attention (the terrorist) which then allows us Readers to keep our minds on Sam and the implications of his death…

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