Now, I see you



I entered platform 3 as the clock struck 5:10pm. I could see the usual bustle of vendors marketing their wares and middle aged women hurrying to the next platform to catch the express. Punit, the guard stood near the book stall enjoying a smoke with the owner. A little further, a toddler was running around on his fat little legs while his father resignedly chased him.

The humdrum of the station never failed to fascinate me with the potpourri of characters who seem different everyday and yet strikingly similar on closer observation. The carefree teenagers who spice up the proceedings with their loud, inane chatter, the worn women on their way back home from their daily drudgery, the worried frowns in the faces of middle aged men today seem like a replay of a scene from yesterday and the day before.

This is what drives my work as a rail engine, everyday.

Linking up with Tina and Mayuri for fridayfotofiction.

Categories: Flash fiction, Friday FotoFiction

8 replies

  1. Interesting ! Like how the world is viewed through the eyes of the engine!
    Thank you for writing for #FridayFotoFiction

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  2. The descriptions of the platform are so beautiful and vivid. I could very well picture all of it. The last line was the icing on the cake 🙂

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  3. Wow! Looking at the world around through the engine’s eyes. loved that twist at the end. Beautiful narration.

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  4. You painted a great picture with your words Lavanya. Felt as if more mature, Thomas Engine is narrating it!

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