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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Monday, October 11, 2010

Another Train


Microfiction Monday #52 ~ where a picture paints 140 characters, or even fewer. Susan says:
Photos will be from my own archives; illustrations are from Dover Publications' free clipart sample newsletter.
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She stood in an old memory.
Stylish, smiling, she alighted as a bride.
Now alone, with a few humble possessions, she awaited a new train.

(140 characters)
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18 comments:

Deborah said...

That was good!

Ellie said...

So much story in so few words. Poignant and sad. I loved it!

Spadoman said...

Very nice. Sent me into an imaginary time and space with this woman. Wonderful.
Is this your photo? You must have been in the USA as I see it is an Amtrak train.

Peace.

Strummed Words said...

An entire story in such few words! Great job!

Diane said...

Very lovely! :O)

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Very nice, I thought the same way this week.

Peggy said...

Very nice,sent me to another time, maybe in the future.

Sylvia K said...

Great take on the pic of the day, Gemma! It is poignant and one that many of us can relate to! Enjoy your week!

Sylvia

Michael G-G said...

I love the line "She stood in an old memory." There is a beautiful cadence to these lines, also. Befits the subject.

Have a great week.

Madeleine said...

awh I hope she had a bright future ahead of her :O)

Thom said...

Let's hope this train is the one. Great story my friend. Have a wonderful Monday :)

Prayer Girl said...

I loved the feel of this MFM even if a little on the sad side. Still there was hope in it.

HERE IS MINE

PG

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Excellent! I love the double meanings. Great job.

hope said...

Hopefully she still has some adventurer left in her.

Lenore said...

well done, beautifully written

Kay L. Davies said...

Very well put, Gemma. Lots of information in very few words. I like it.

Kay, Alberta

Sioux Roslawski said...

And hopefully the new train will take her somewhere incredible...

Susan Fobes said...

This write up truly made me smile!

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