The missed train( 1 min read)

photo by Andre Benz via Unsplash

Vrihaan finally reached the right platform; stopping to catch his breath, he stole a quick glance at his watch, then looked around; in the distance, sat a young girl who looked nearly half his age; ‘the last train…,’

before he could complete, the girl cut in, ‘it left…you missed it’.

Vrihaan sat down on the bench with a thud and sighed heavily, ‘I couldn’t make it on time’; she turned her face to him; ‘my parents left town…I thought I’d see them off’; Vrihaan emitted a huff, then added, ‘but got stuck in a meeting’; he shrugged his shoulders.

‘You know, I come here everyday and wait till the last train leaves the platform,’ she said, lowering her head; seeing his questioning eyes, a moment later she added, ‘Mum and Dad were supposed to be back last week, but their train met with an accident’; Vrihaan’s eyes widened in shock; ‘they never came back…,’ she paused, then continued, ‘people think I’m in denial…but it’s my regret which doesn’t let me accept the truth…I wish I’d spent enough time with them’;

Vrihaan stared at her retreating figure as she walked away.

Written by Chirasree Bose for Three Line Tales, Week 90

18 thoughts on “The missed train( 1 min read)

  1. that was very sad……..

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  2. you know its a coincidence – that me and you both published something about accident today !

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    1. Oh is it? I will surely stop by your blog and read it then 🙂

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      1. No but when I will I will surely leave my feedback 🙂

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  3. So sad for that girl but nicely written post.

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  4. It is a tragedy story. A such a tragedy which is unending.

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  5. Tragedy strikes every day and is truly a sad thing. There is a moral to the story however…spend more time with the people you love cause you never know. Nicely written post.

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    1. Thank you so much 😊


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    1. Sure I will check out…thank you 😊


  7. Every word is up to the mark!

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    1. 🙂 I’m glad that you felt so

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