Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Word Fix At 56: Week 21 ~The Train~

~The Train~


I sipped my beer and peered closer at the old yellowing newspaper cutting in it's glass frame on the wall. 'Train plunges into river from damaged bridge, no survivors'. I shivered. It was the same train I had seen go roaring past me just two hours earlier. The clipping was dated exactly 60 years ago today. 

NB: "Word Fix At 56" is a weekly challenge co-hosted by Anders and Linda. A photo/picture is posted and those who enter have to write an original piece to go with it in exactly 56 words. It can be a poem, verse or story. 

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    1. Thanks Kathy :-)) The photo isn't mine, it was the one provided for the challenge by the admins.

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  2. Now that is one after my own heart - loved it

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    1. Thanks Pat. I thought you might like it :-))

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  3. Oh I love it ... sounds like the beginnings of a truly captivating novel .... I almost want you to continue ~grin~ ... BRILLIANTLY done!!

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    1. Thanks Lynne. The first drafts were more like a full short story, I had to do a lot of editing to get it to fit :-))

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  4. terrific, Mitch!!

    such a 'happy tale' , too....LOL

    Thanks for joining us this week!

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    1. Thanks Linda. Writing 'happy' is just not my style. LOL!!

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  5. I would like to read more... fabulous write!

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  6. Awesome Mitch. Were you thinking of the one that happened here when you wrote your clip?

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    1. Thanks Shayna. No, I hadn't got any particular real incident in mind, it's just what came to mind looking at the photo :-))

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  7. Sorry about my late reply. Wonderful take on the theme.

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