Friday Fictioneers – The Train

PHOTO PROMPT © Jennifer Pendergast

It never stops. The long segmented worm trundles round the tormented globe, zipping it back together. We patch the rips from which poison oozes and make the world whole again. That’s what this machine is for.

 I was born on the train and I will die on it. Behind our clanking passage, land heals, seed stirs. In my dreams, I slip from the footplate and tread the mulch, weed the crop, harvest food. But we have a job to do. The train never stops.

Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here

62 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The Train

  1. Wonderful imagery Neil. Have you seen ‘Snowpiercer’? A graphic novel that has been turned into a film and now TV series about the survivors in a dystopian world who live on a train constantly circling the world. This reminded me of it.

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