Weary Thomas trundled down the track.
It had been a busy day on the island of Sodor.
All the children had been to visit and have their photo taken with the No. 1 engine.
The Fat Controller had been very proud of Thomas.
Left alone at the end of the day each engine puffed away quietly from Tidmouth sheds to the tunnel. Thomas rolled in. James puffed smoke, Edward had cracked open a barrel of the black stuff and Emily was stoking Gordon’s pistons.
‘Another day,’ Percy said, as Toby injected him with a chilled smack of water.
‘Over 70 years of this,’ Thomas groaned.
Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).
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When I was a kid, I read and played and watched ‘Thomas The Tank Engine’, 35 years later I’m getting to know them all again with my kids. I do wonder how Thomas and Friends have coped with it all over all this time… Thomas The Tank Engine Wikipedia
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