Riding the Rails Home

Friday Fictioneers -Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

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Riding the Rails Home

Brad grabbed the ladder and jumped onto the rung. He pulled himself onto the wagon. He swung the rucksack off his back and sat.
Freight-hopping was not comfortable, but the airports and rail stations were under surveillance by Grego’s thugs.
He felt the USB stick in his jacket pocket as reassurance. His undercover duty was over and tomorrow he will resign from the FBI.
He thought of baby Rosanne who had not seen for two years. She will walk and talk now and likely not recognise him.
Carla wants a divorce. He said no.
Hell! They need the money.

17 responses to “Riding the Rails Home

  1. The wife and kid might be better off without him. His life is dangerous! Great read.

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  2. He’s risking a lot. Though not many causes are more worthy.

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  3. Sounds like it’s time to change his life. Well told.

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  4. I felt the tension of the man, on his way home, navigating threats. Saying ‘No’ to a proposed divorced is doomed I think.

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  5. This is a really good write. You’ve given us loads of information in just a few words. But I don’t think he’s going to win the divorce battle.

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  6. It’s a rough life that not many spouses would be happy about!

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  7. I’m not hopeful this will end well.

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  8. The fine line between providing for your family and being there for them.

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  9. Wow, I really hope he can reconcile with his wife and daughter. But I have a bad feeling about where this is going. 😦

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  10. You’ve made me interested in what ensues when he gets home. Nice job.

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  11. Ooh, what’s on the USB stick?! I can imagine such a life would be horrid for his family.

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  12. You managed to put a lot of information into that and the reader can weave all sorts of back story – or you could go all out and write it into a novel. Two years is a long time to be away from home – what’s been happening?

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  13. Dear James,

    His wife might have something to say about his plan. Nicely done.



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