100-Word Challenge for Grownups – Week #166

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This week’s prompt is … checking in proved to be… +100 words


Night ride

She sighed.

It was hot and the platform was crowded – the last train to Lyon was delayed. The announcement in French had been too fast for her to understand.

At midnight, she pushed her bicycle back into the waiting room.

Apparently the service had been cancelled.

She approached the tired man dealing with annoyed travellers. He looked up and handed her a ticket.

“The train will stop for you. There are no seats, but you will manage”.

Lyon was deserted as she cycled to the hotel.

Unexpectedly, checking in at 3am proved to be the easiest part of the journey.


I promised a fellow blogger I would attempt this challenge. So here it is Tess!

For anyone who is interested in some beautifully written 100 word stories, check out Tess’ blog “How the cookie crumbles“.

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15 Responses to 100-Word Challenge for Grownups – Week #166

  1. What a treat you are, Madoqua! Thanks for the shout out and for joining us in the challenge.
    Of course your story would have a bike in it. 😀 You’ve captured the hollow silence of a sleeping city as a solitary figure makes her way to her hotel in the stillness of a summer night.
    We can keep sharing every week, right? 🙂 🙂


  2. scrapydotwo says:

    Good on you. At least it is a start. Helps to force you to write something


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