Thanks again to Laura at www.officemango.com for another horror short prompt in the form of a photograph.
Here’s my effort (below) – make sure you visit her site to read other entries and to take part yourself:
The first few times it had scared her – given her bad dreams – made her afraid to travel that way again.
But she had to – the only way she could get to visit her friend in the childrens’ ward was by train, this train – so close to London Bridge Station, it just made sense.
The first one had been on a Tuesday afternoon.
It had been a woman – she’d seen her from the train window. Her handbag was being snatched as she walked down the street close to Catford Bridge station. She’d watch in horror as the woman was dragged into an alleyway – but the train moved on, and she saw no more – knew no more – until she saw the TV news the next morning. That’s when she heard it was a murder.
The second one was in the window of an office building – as the train rattled past she saw the man at his desk, and the other man rushing up behind him with an axe.
The third was a suicide – a young woman stood atop her balcony railing on a new development and pitching herself forward just as her carriage passed by.
Beth stared out of the window once again, viewing London as it sped by, watching for any others that might be about to join her.
Maybe today would be the day she’d collect her friend.
Maybe today they could both go home.