100WW — The Platform

As hard as he tried, Bill couldn’t deny that the situation he found himself in was his fault. How had his life gone so wrong? How had he hurt so many of those he loved? His wife. His children.

The electronic sign on the platform showed that the next train would be arriving in two minutes. Two minutes and then it would all be over. The world would be better off without him. Of that he was certain.

Bill stepped closer to the edge of the platform as the train approached the station. Could he do it? Could he jump?

(100 words)


This is a twofer. Written for today’s one-word prompt, “deny,” and for Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt based upon the photo above.

7 thoughts on “100WW — The Platform

  1. baddadcartoons101 October 4, 2017 / 10:28 am

    He did jump. But Bill was even a failure at that. He jumped slightly late and just bounced off the side of the train… unhurt. He looked up ad screamed, “can’t I get a break!” But then his guardian angel appeared and took Bill on a journey through time, showing what life was like if he had never existed. Wait!… this story is sounding vaguely familiar.

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