Hustle and bustle. Amongst it all I sit alone.
Many come and go: commuters, tourists, pleasure seekers and shoppers.
Smiling faces and laughter, serious looks with purposeful strides, blank expressions and automatic motions: all accumulate into the life of the station.
The whistle signals an arrival. Her arrival. Loud squealing brakes and steam fill the air.
I watch expectantly. Will she be alone?
I see her, my heart leaps.
Then it sinks. He is with her today. She spots me and bestows a glance in my direction: stay away.
I watch them leave.
Our train departs, I take it alone.
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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