Friday, April 20, 2012

A-Z Challenge "R"-Spooky Railroad Bus

Day seventeen and the letter "R" for the A-Z Blog Challenge. If this is your first time here, my A-Z challenge is based on Urban Legends, and follows the life of a small town Nevada reporter, Adele.
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Adele's story continues...
One day, on their way home from the school a half hour away from Goldtown, a bus full of children were crossing the old railroad tracks left from the mining days, and long since abandoned. Abandoned for close to 30 years by the time this story happened. As they crossed over the tracks, the bus stalled and wouldn't start again. As the driver struggled to get the bus going again, the old alarm signal started to clang and the children in the bus saw an old fashioned train, a steam locomotive, quickly barrelling towards them. By the time the bus driver had tried to get the panicking kids to evacuate, the train was almost upon them and the screams of the kids were drowned out by the old steam whistle. No one on the bus survived the incident and the train itself has never been found. A few years later, Layla,was driving down the same road and stalled on the track. If you remember her from the Killer in the Backseat story, she just has the worst luck with cars. Again, she struggled to re start her car as the steam whistle sounded down the tracks. AS she struggled, she thought of her new husband and the baby they had on the way, and everything went quiet. When she opened her eyes, the car had moved inches away from the track, safely out of the train's way, but when the train passed by she could see the faces of the children in the windows of the train. Shaken, she got out of her car to see if this was really a trick of her mind, and saw hand prints of the children on her car, as if the kids had pushed her car out of the way.

And now, dear readers, I must leave you. Don't forget, these short stories will be available in their completed form once this challenge ends on Kindle!

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