Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: In a Split Second

wpid-photo-20150417183613825In that split second, I learned that somethings in life can change just like that.

There I was, waiting for the train after another long day at work. I stared at the minutes when the next train would arrive. My stomach growled in hunger. One thing I hated about my job, the two-hour daily commute on public transit which I had resort to because my stingy husband wouldn’t even let me get a car.

“Ugh, won’t this damn train come already?” I almost screamed. The notice-board had been saying the train will arrive in 1-minute for the last five minutes.

Finally, I could see the light of the train approaching from the tunnel. At the same time, I heard a horn coming from the opposite direction along with a loud screech of brakes in my ears. Then as if everything stopped, I watched the trains collided before me. Shards of glass flying toward me and yet there was nothing I could do except letting the glass penetrate every inch of me as I fell.

(~175 Words)

I am participating in Priceless Joy’s flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writer, where we write a piece between 100 and 150 words (more or less 25 words) in length inspired by the photo prompt above. 

33 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: In a Split Second

  1. Very exciting and petrifying. I like how you made the trains collide and I feel awful for the lady caught in the middle — and all the other people.

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  2. A devastating event that would certainly change many people’s lives. I imagine that, even if the woman survives, she could be both mentally and physically scarred for life. Great ending.

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