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

Teresa (Tessa) Smeigh at 60 plus is still going strong despite her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). Her new journey's include Diabetes controlled by insulin. She is also working on 2 fiction books (mysteries). The books will probably never be finished. She keeps her blog filled with useful content, occasional devotionals (She is a Christian), stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She is from Southern, NJ. Her family and blog keep her busy.
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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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