Friday Fictioneers – Return Journey

ff200515Station Master McPherson watched from his office doorway as I stepped from the train.

‘Evening, Harry’ he said, as I approached – the casualness of his greeting masking that it was nearly six years since we’d last met.

Outside the station I paused to breathe; to think. Overhead, dark clouds rumbled and lightning flashed as the heavens ripped apart. The familiar, pungent smells of the gas works were everywhere, even in the raindrops.

Across the street, the lace curtains of an upstairs window twitched before falling still.

Could I expect to find forgiveness in this place?

Did I deserve to?


These words form my entry into Friday Fictioneers photo prompt challenge. 

24 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Return Journey

    1. paulmclem Post author

      Cheers. Done a few of these lately i.e. just describing a scene/moment. Almost more interesting than squeezing in a complete story.

  1. ansumani

    The stationmaster’s casual greeting shows that he was not forgotten around town and maybe forgiven… Nicely done with an open ending .

  2. gahlearner

    This is a great scene, it contains so much of hope and sadness. Maybe it’s the return of the prodigal son.

    1. paulmclem Post author

      A son of some sort, I’m guessing. Maybe he didn’t do anything too awful. Yes, he’s wronged somebody or somewhere, but perhaps he will find a way back to those who now shun him.


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