The Locomotive – FFfAW Challenge – Week of 09-01-2015

This week's photo prompt is provided by Louise with The Storyteller's Abode.


This week's photo prompt is provided by Louise with The Storyteller's Abode.

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Louise with The Storyteller’s Abode.


The Locomotive
Written by Teresa Dean Smeigh
Copyright September 2, 2015

153 words


Matilda smoothed her dress down as she heard the locomotive approaching. She was here to surprise her husband, Douglas. As the train pulled into the station she eagerly started watching for him. She saw him disembark, turn around to help a young lady out and then kiss her.

Matilda was shocked then outraged. She turned to leave, but Douglas saw her and looked perplexed. He came over to her and the young lady followed demanding to know who the girl was he was talking to.

Douglas turned to the young lady and said, “This is my wife Matilda.”

“I didn’t know you were married. How dare you?”

Matilda said nothing and watched the exchange. The train began to leave the station and was picking up speed.

The young lady yelled, ”Bastard,” and pushed Douglas down on the tracks in front of the quickly moving locomotive.

Matilda never said a word.


About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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9 Responses to The Locomotive – FFfAW Challenge – Week of 09-01-2015

  1. Great story Tessa, too bad for him! He shouldn’t been fooling around! Nicely done and thank you for participating in the FFfAW challenge.


  2. mandibelle16 says:

    Very exciting ending. I guess Douglas got what he had coming!


  3. milliethom says:

    A two-timing husband gets his comeuppance! Perhaps a bit harsh a punishment for the crime… but how effective in your story!


  4. luckyjc007 says:

    He sure took a chance having the girlfriend nearby …and he got caught, and the worse part for him was getting thrown on the tracks…oh! well, he won’t be making that mistake again, will he! Enjoyable story. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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