WDYS — The Great Escape

It’s dawn. The is sun just rising above the horizon in the east. I left the house before my wife and kids got up. I don’t want to hurt them any more than I already have.

At this hour the platform at the train station is empty. As empty as my soul. I am a bad person. I am a destroyer. I leave nothing but heartache and chaos in my wake.

Those I love will be better off without me. I need to go far away. I need to find another place. A place where no one knows me, where I can reinvent myself. A place where I can start over.

My problem in trying to escape is me. Because no matter how far away I go, no matter how I try to leave my ruined life behind, I can escape from everything I know and everyone I love, but…

I can’t escape myself.


Written for this week’s What Do You See? prompt from Sadje at Keep it Alive. Photo credit: Rodrigo Curi at Unsplash.

16 thoughts on “WDYS — The Great Escape

  1. Sadje January 8, 2021 / 8:10 pm

    This is a fantastic story Fandango. And so true. No matter what we do or where we go, we can’t escape ourselves. Thanks for joining in

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  2. rugby843 January 8, 2021 / 9:11 pm

    I guess that title is a good one for the T admin. I don’t feel anything but disgust for all of them. They knew what they were doing. Where’s the old Law and Order Criminal Intent team? What an episode it soukd be. Maybe I’ll put a call in to Dick Wolf

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  3. rugby843 January 8, 2021 / 9:12 pm

    I guess that title is a good one for the T admin. I don’t feel anything but disgust for all of them. They knew what they were doing. Where’s the old Law and Order Criminal Intent team? What an episode it would be. Maybe I’ll put a call in to Dick Wolf

    Like

  4. leigha66 January 10, 2021 / 3:06 pm

    An intense moment on the tracks, there is no ticket to a new you though. Great piece.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Ramblingswithusha January 10, 2021 / 6:09 pm

    Well penned thoughts and so true.

    Liked by 1 person

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