Friday Fictioneers -One Step

Every week, Rochelle gives us a donated to use as a prompt to write a story in around 100 words. The challenge causes you to edit so you can keep within the 100-word limit. Not as easy as it sounds.

If you want to have a go, then click on the link below the frog, and if you want to read what others have written, then click on the frog first. All links open in new tabs.


Rodrigo stood at the edge of the platform. He could not cope anymore. His family was abusive to him, and he had no friends left, so life was not worth living. There was no reason to go on. At least stepping in front of a train was going to be quick and would be over in a split second.

He closed his eyes and stepped forward, just as a hand grabbed him, stopping him. Opening his eyes, there was no one there. The train passed, and he saw what the thought were wings on the other platform before vanishing.

31 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers -One Step

  1. [ Smiles ] At last, you’re back. I thought you took Carrie Fisher’s death at heart and you went on a permanent strike.

    Nice short story by the way and may you have a blessed 2017!

    • Thanks Renard. I did have to force myself to write. Or at least to start writing. It’s trying to find the motivation to actually put those first words down.

  2. Perhaps the angel was protecting the sanity of the locomotive driver. That is the beauty of reading a good story that one can put ones own spin on it. Well done

      • I have heard of suicides, and the people I think of are the ones who see it. Especially when they go for the high jump. I know it gets to the stage where they don’t see any way out, any other choice. I think a lot of us have been in that situation at least once.

        It is always a pity that not everyone has a “last ditch attempt” by someone watching over us to stop us.

    • That’s two views different to how others read it. Yours protecting the driver, and Ste J saying it could be a vampire.

      That is the beauty of imagination.

  3. I see from the comments people immediately thought of angels, for some reason I went wih vampire protecting its food source…i should get out more….

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