Nonstop to Nowhere. It’s a 6.

Standing at the aged and tarnished turnstile, a cacophony of subway sounds bouncing off the underground walls, I wondered if I was making the right decision, hesitating like a drag racer in burn down. Seized with doubt, my surroundings seemed to disappear as fear quickly, efficiently, quarantined courage, a certain and unwilling hostage. What was I thinking – or was I simply acting in the moment of the moment, instinctively, body taking over where mind went silent? All the physical evidence, and there was a lot of very convincing evidence, pointed to me as the perpetrator. I knew it was a frame, but who would believe me? I pushed through the metal arm and ran for the train.

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24 thoughts on “Nonstop to Nowhere. It’s a 6.

  1. Violet Lentz May 23, 2019 / 8:05 am

    A nightmarish six. How often I have thought about this happening, and to date I can only be thrilled it has not.

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    • D. Avery @shiftnshake May 24, 2019 / 9:54 pm

      Really? You worry about getting framed with convincing physical evidence as the perp of a crime? I too am glad you are still on the outside, writing free. Safe travels.

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      • GirlieOnTheEdge June 2, 2019 / 11:40 am

        Thanks. I was in such a rush to be on that train, I never responded 😀

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  2. GirlieOnTheEdge May 23, 2019 / 8:42 am

    Thank you Violet.
    I’m so glad you’ve never been in that situation!
    It surely must be a tortuous feeling.

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  3. clark May 23, 2019 / 8:42 am

    nice
    (achieves a certain noir tone without the benefit of dialogue tags)

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  4. UP May 23, 2019 / 9:33 am

    Very Third Man, Maltese Falconish … my favorite genre. Good job…great six

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge May 23, 2019 / 10:07 am

      Thanks, Paul! I appreciate the movie reference as I’ve not seen The Third Man. Sounds like a good film. I’m a fan of the genre as well, but I’m thinking you already knew that 😁

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  5. Pat Brockett May 24, 2019 / 12:17 am

    Run, run, run and mind the gap! Hope the door stayed open.

    Exciting Six!

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  6. Reena Saxena May 24, 2019 / 6:21 am

    quarantined courage, a certain and unwilling hostage…. brilliant expression of a hapless situation!

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  7. Kristi May 25, 2019 / 10:07 pm

    “a cacophony of subway sounds bouncing off the underground walls”–so accurately descriptive!

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge May 26, 2019 / 12:38 pm

      Such a distinctive sound and so very difficult to describe! Weirdly perhaps, I enjoy the sounds and ambiance of underground train/subway stations 😀
      Thank you, Kristi!

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