Off Track – Friday Fictioneers Photo Prompt

Well, it’s that time of the week again where I have to use my brain to come up with a piece of flash fiction. Just 100 words long, using the photo below. A huge warm thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for setting some amazing challenges and thank you to © Jennifer Pendergast for a fantastic photo.


Copyright by Jennifer Pendergast

Off Track

By Heidi Busby Brown.

The steam train sped along the track, jolting her every step.


She turned to face him, ignoring the other passengers.

“No Simon, it’s over.”

“I say when it’s over.”

His finger twitched over the trigger.



She screamed.

Clutching her chest, she staggered backwards out of the carriage, shouts and cheers echoed around her.

“Wow Jane that was quite a performance. Two more carriages and we’re done. Where’s Mike?”

“He… shot me Bill.” She spluttered.

“I know, it’s in the script…”

She crumpled to the floor. A deep red bled through the fabric of her vintage 1920’s dress.


41 thoughts on “Off Track – Friday Fictioneers Photo Prompt

  1. Great twist! No wonder the other passengers thought it was so good. Was it the prop master, Mike, or did someone else switch the blanks for real bullets? Since Mike’s run off I reckon it was him. Great story!

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  2. The ending came as a great surprise – and right after finding out they were doing a movie! Simon’s motives leave this well open for development, too. What was he playing at? A very interesting state of affairs, Heidi. Nice one. 🙂

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