It’s time for Friday Fictioneers, the weekly challenge where writers compose a 100-story based on a photo.
Genre: Fantasy/Myth (98 words)
Rob kicked sand at the tumbleweeds and watched them roll, floating and drifting, glued to the wind like rails to a train with no conductor.
Ellie climbed into the train car.
“I thought I was seeing things,” Rob said. “Like this train was a mirage.”
“Get on. Let’s see where it takes us,” Ellie patted a spot next to her. As if pinching herself, she drew in the dust on the floor, “Ellie was here.”
Rob was not. The wind picked him up to join the other tumbleweeds, hopping and skipping with the desert’s scraggly skeletons.
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