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    I stand on the platform waiting. Watching. Counting down the minutes until-

    A child laughs. I follow the direction of the sound. It comes from a toddler, no more than two years old. Prancing around, pointing at people, smiling. They smile back, engaging with the boy that will soon cease to exist. His mother picks him up tenderly, but he struggles and cries. She laughs and puts him back down. Pity...

    I smirk.

    I notice an elderly couple sitting on the platform bench, holding each other in a tight, warm embrace. They whisper affectionate words to each other. Declaring their love for each other, as if they were a pair of high school lovebirds, yet their faces show the years of hardship they faced and overcame together. How they would have loved to celebrate their anniversary that night.

    I look around lazily, and spot two girls. Both wearing matching clothes and standing next to matching suitcases. They laugh about the adventures they will be having, what they will be doing when they first land. One says how she will sleep with at least five guys, the other gives her a disapproving look. They laugh playfully, only at the beginning of their adult life.

    The train pulls up to the station, everyone gets on. Apart from me, I want to savour this before I leave for my next engagement. The doors close, and the train slowly picks up speed.

    I smile.

    I turn around and glide out of the station, through the screams of random people who I will surely meet another day....

    **My entry for the TSR Short Story Competition**
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    IFoundWonderland You wanted to see! It's a bit weird, but it's a start
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    U r the grim reaper.

    It was very good I like the thinking behind it.
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    (Original post by IFoundWonderland)
    U r the grim reaper.

    It was very good I like the thinking behind it.
    The ending was a bit weird though ngl...
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    (Original post by homeland.lsw)
    The ending was a bit weird though ngl...
    Only thing I would've done was made it a bit clearer that everyone dies - I wasn't sure if the screaming was only for the baby at first

    Nah, the last paragraph makes it.
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    WOAH. Did you just bomb a train :gasp:
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    Amazing twist btw!
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    Oh wow. Not going to a tube station with you. Nope.
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    (Original post by ||TheUnknown||)
    WOAH. Did you just bomb a train :gasp:
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    Amazing twist btw!
    There was a twist? Lol thanks!

    (Original post by ravioliyears)
    Oh wow. Not going to a tube station with you. Nope.
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    That baby had it coming
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    No it didn't...I'm sorry, I am now emotionally attached to that baby...
 
 
 
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