Just Got to Keep Moving







He’d lit the fuse of yet another city. Standing on the bridge, Jake contemplated the rails disappearing in every direction, over mysterious horizons to unnumbered tempting futures.
He sighed, “How many times before I run out of track?”
Kicking the heavy canvas bag at his feet he smiled, “They’ll come after me, alright.” The first train hissed to a halt.
“How long can I continue? Perhaps this time I’ll find honest employment, make a proper new start.”
Slumping into his seat, he thought again, “But let’s not be hasty, maybe this track, is the beautiful one headed to rainbow’s end.”

Written for Friday Fictioneers – a 100 words story based on a photo prompt. Hosted by Rochelle. Read the other entries here.




55 thoughts on “Just Got to Keep Moving

  1. Some people believe that life owes them something for which they have to do nothing. I don’t think people with that mentality ever achieve what they want in life. Like many others I love the thought of tracks running into different futures. I wonder if you take the wrong track, you can later get back on course by making better choices. A really thought-provoking piece.

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  2. AT the end of his life, will he be able to say I found what I was searching for, that I obtained satisfaction? I highly doubt it; then again, he probably wouldn’t see it if he did find it

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