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The Treasure Special

Written for today’s Flash! Friday challenge, prompted by this photograph, to include reference to ‘treasure’.

Chef at the Trans-Siberian rail wall, between Moscow and Khabarovsk. CC 2.0 photo by Leidolv Magelssen.

Chef at the Trans-Siberian rail wall, between Moscow and Khabarovsk. CC 2.0 photo by Leidolv Magelssen.

The Treasure Special

I stepped up into the first carriage, but many on the platform didn’t seem to realise that the train had arrived.

“Leave your baggage behind, ” the Conductor suggested with a smile, “I’ll stow it for you, no trouble. This end is full, but head through and you’ll find plenty of room further back.”

“Thanks.”

“Thank you, Sir . . . and welcome to the Treasure Special”.

The murmur of contented travellers enjoying the warmth and light, sharply contrasted with the cold dull platform. At Compartment 3, I was confused to be greeted once again by the Conductor.

“How did you . . . .?”

“Oh,” he smiled, “I’ve known my way around this train all my life – it’s the family business. We have room for you in Row 7.”

I passed more welcoming faces and then was greeted again by . . . the Conductor.

“Here you are, Sir.”

“But this seat card says, ‘Saved’.”

The Conductor’s face beamed, radiantly. “Yes, Sir, that it does.”

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2 thoughts on “The Treasure Special

  1. Reblogged this on Faith Unlocked and commented:

    This flash fiction short story was written on sister blog More Than Dreamt Of for Flash! Friday Weekly Event 2-48.

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  2. Oh, really wonderful! Thank you for blessing us!

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