Over at the Addicted to Purple blog, Rochelle has challenged us to write a story of ±100 words based on the photograph below.
Word Count: 100
Title: Moving Freight
Sam climbed out of the caboose and began the half-mile walk to the stalled diesel locomotive engine. He glanced up at the darkening overcast sky.
Halfway there, he saw Johnny making a pile of rotted fenceposts and salvaged lumber scrounged from a flatcar.
“The forecast for tonight is in the mid-teens.”
“The fog will keep it in the mid-20s,” Johnny said.
“That stuff will never burn, it is too wet and rotted.”
“Sonny, let me show you how a Railroader starts a campfire.”
Johnny activated 4 emergency highway flares and threw them onto the pile.
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