Sally had been planning this trip for a while. She needed to get away from her boring, mundane, routine existence at least for a week. She needed have an adventure. Otherwise she would end up going crazy.
She booked a three day scenic train ride from Chicago that would take her across the Rocky Mountains on her journey to the west coast. Then, once there, she’d spend a few days exploring the California coast before catching a flight back to Indianapolis.
Sally took a bus from Indy to Chicago. When she arrived at Union station in Chicago, she went to the track on which her train would be departing. As she was about to board the train, she spotted a stranger who was pulling a valise and walking in her direction. It was hard to make out his features from that distance, but there was something intriguing about him and she couldn’t take her eyes off of him.
When he got closer, she could see that he was quite attractive in a mysterious sort of way. She continued to watch him until he was almost standing in front of her.
He nodded at her. He smiled. He asked if he could help her get her bags on board the train. She smiled, said yes, and thanked him. Once on board, they sat down together. She told him that she was going on an adventure. He told her he would be starting a new job in San Jose in a few weeks and also wanted a bit of an adventure before he started working.
Sally never made it back to Indianapolis. Her existence was no longer boring, mundane, routine. Her new life was an adventure she now shared with the stranger pulling a valise that she met as she was boarding a three day scenic train ride across the Rocky Mountains to the west coast.
It’s been a while since I responded to one of Di’s Three Things Challenges prompts, so I thought I’d give this one a go. The three things are “planning,” “stranger,” and “valise.”