THE WAIT

They wait.

Rain starts to fall, umbrellas unfurl.

The leaves overhead are golden-brown, autumnal. It seems appropriate.

The mood is patient. They’ve waited this long, what’s another hour or two?

Most are elderly. The young can’t stand around like this, they have to keep moving, keep hustling, to get through the day.

A shuffle forward, a false alarm, they remain standing.

After a lifetime it’s worth the wait. Perhaps there will finally be some answers. Perhaps not.

Finally, the gates open smoothly.


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Copyright Na’ama Yehuda

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).

To read stories of 100 words based on this weekโ€™s prompt, visit HERE.


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79 thoughts on “THE WAIT

      1. That is always my wish with stories. I learned that when I read the Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The imagination is a much more effective device at conjuring the unthinkable!

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  1. The Beatles cover band was well worth the wait… until they started to play. The answer to the question was, “No.” No cover band will ever be as good as the band they’re trying to emulate.

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  2. I am intriguedโ€”wonder where they are all headed to? I think waiting in that line would be tedious but hopefully worth it, after all!

    Nice take on the prompt.

    Cheers
    Esha

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  3. A good story, Iain. I hope the long wait was worthwhile. Well done. You might want to add India to your list for ordering your book as some of us can only order through in.Amazon ( Amazon India). —- Suzanne

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    1. Thanks Suzanne, my books are available on Amazon India, if you go to these pages:
      A Justified State –

      State of Denial – https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07VXLK7YB
      You will find all the territories you can get my books on my ‘Available Now’ page of my blog – there are just too many to keep listing – I wish Amazon would have a one page for all the different territories!! Do let me know if you get a copy and what you think of the books. Best wishes, Iain

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