AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Timothy Remembers


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A lonely, silent station at Tyabb Art and Craft Village, Mornington Peninsula
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Friday Flash 55
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This was once a place for children to take a ride in fantasy world. Timothy was Thomas the Tank Engine’s friend. Children accepted Timothy and so accepted his regular driver, even the strange, unknown new driver. It had been raining, raining continuously. Slippery tracks and a racing train meant no magic circle from now on.
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8 comments:

Someone Is Special said...

Wow ! 55 words can do magic for sure..

Yours Frendly,
Saravana Kumar M

Brian Miller said...

a rather frightening 55...if i am reading it correctly...you built good tension in just 55..nicely played.

my 55 is up!

Stan Ski said...

Sounds like someone went off the rails...

MorningAJ said...

Poor Timothy. And poor kids!
Good story.

John's comments said...

Timothy eh! I wonder if old Rev W V Awdry knew about this... My 55 here

Claudia said...

Lot of danger in your 55 - nicely done!

G-Man said...

No Magic Circle?
Say it ain't so Gemma!
Loved your 'magical' 55 today..
I just love your writing style..
Thank you for playing, thanks for visiting others, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

PattiKen said...

No wonder Timothy looks so forlorn!

I’m up here.

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