Wednesday 24 July 2019

A Journey Cut Short

Little Sam was excited to get ready for his first train journey.
He had just seen the pictures of trains in his books and videos of trains on TV and internet!
He would get to finally experience a real train!
He held on to his mother's dress.
She was busy with her cellphone.
PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook
Suddenly, a burly man pushed his mother.
He picked Sam up and started running towards another train that had started moving in the opposite direction.
Sam's mother and Sam were both screaming.
Though it was broad daylight, no one came to their rescue.

"CUT!" said the cinema-director.

(Author's Note- The filmmaker was making films for social awareness. Sam, his mother, and the burly man were actors!)
Would you come to the rescue if you find a kidnapping or robbery happening right in front of you? Do share in the comments below.

100 words story for Friday Fictioneers
Also linking with ABC Wednesday- C for cellphone, cut, cinema


  1. Dear Anita,

    Quite a build of tension in this piece until the director yelled, "cut." What a relief.



  2. Nice misdirection, I was sensing a horrible ending coming!

  3. The CUT was at the right time! Wonder how train stations look in your country:) Thank you for visiting my C-word!

  4. Oopss wow, thankfully it was only a scene

    Have a heartwarming en splendid ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    M e l o d y (team ABC-W)

  5. to your question, I would if I could

  6. I'm glad that was a film in the making. Most likely I would call 911 immediately.

  7. That's a neat take on the prompt! I think if I witnessed a robbery or kidnapping I would try to photograph with my phone. It would probably be more effective than trying to intervene.

  8. Whew! I was really stressed. Nicely done!

  9. Thank goodness it was a movie set!

  10. I am so glad it was only a film - notone I would watch, though!

  11. Glad this was a movie set. You pose a good question. I guess I would summon help if needed.
    dropping by from the ABCWed linkup.

  12. That was a tense moment. Glad just a movie. Yes, I would help if I saw an attempted abduction! I would at minimum obstruct the person from getting away as I dialed 911 and waited for law enforcement to show up.

  13. Yikes. That had me worried, until the twist at the end. Well done.

  14. Thanks for sharing a great post!


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