Friday Fictioneers 12th February

Rochelle is our hostess for the Friday Fictioneers Challenge. You can find out more and read other entries here
PHOTO PROMPT © Alicia Jamtaas
There was no wreckage, no trace whatsoever of the 4.35 train, it just didn’t arrive.
The tracks stopped as if swallowed by the forest, or continuing in another dimension invisible to the eye or inconceivable to the mind of Man.
On stormy nights, many said it wasn’t the wind howling, but the train’s whistle announcing its presence, and the rumbling of the wheels trying to gain purchase.
Perhaps Black Holes are not only in space, but heaven help us if it suddenly came back.

83 words


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
This entry was posted in #flash fiction, blogging, Challenge, photoprompt and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

27 Responses to Friday Fictioneers 12th February

  1. K.Hartless says:

    Eerie. The train whistle details, chills.

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Great take on the prompt, loved the idea of the mysterious train disappearance.

  3. neilmacdon says:

    I wonder what made the black hole stop after swallowing the train.

  4. murisopsis says:

    Whoa! That gave me chills!

  5. Sadje says:

    An intriguing story

  6. Wierd and wonderful Di, well done!

  7. Dale says:

    I loved this, Di. Wonderful mystery!

  8. Bear says:

    A world of train legends wrapped up in a mere 100 words…. excellente! Loved the depth of this story, and the mystery… and the ghosty! 🙂

  9. granonine says:

    I love the spooky feel of this, the fear of the unknown, and possible further disaster.

  10. Very creative idea and so well told. I really liked the last line!

  11. James McEwan says:

    I guess the passengers had bought one way tickets for a mystery tour – knowing there was no turning back. Where can I buy one?

  12. I love the idea of the train whistle at night. My grandmother’s house was near train tracks and my favorite time to hear the whistle was when my sisters and I were snugged up in bed.

  13. Carol anne says:

    spooky! But I loved it! ❤

Comments are closed.