Saturday Mix: Fiction – Riding The Wave #amwriting #fiction #saturdaymix 

Thanks to MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting Saturday’s Mix 100 Word Challenge. 


Credit: GSK 17


We’re balancing on the train tracks, walking them carefully with our arms held out like acrobats. The tracks start to rattle, at first minutely, but gradually the rattle increases as we hear the train nearing. 

Remaining as long as we can, we walk and balance, challenging ourselves and testing the fates. When the train whistles loudly, we step off. The tracks are clanking and clambering, as if the bolts holding them down might come free. 

The beast approaches and with it comes the wind from the train’s speed and the smoke from the coal fed engine. We stand as close as we can, without it hitting us. 

It’s an electric and deadly thrill when the train rushes past and we’re not even grazed. We don’t fall back, we ride the wave between life and death as it passes. 


©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved. 

17 thoughts on “Saturday Mix: Fiction – Riding The Wave #amwriting #fiction #saturdaymix 

    • mandibelle16 January 15, 2017 / 12:19 pm

      Thank you JR. I wanted to ask you something, would you like to be interviewed for my interview series? If I haven’t asked before. I just email you some questions and you can send them back to be early if you forget about things or by mid- February if you prefer to take your time? Give me a shout at

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  1. Bastet January 15, 2017 / 8:52 am

    Like how you played this story, really goes well with the photo. 🙂

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  2. Lynn Love January 15, 2017 / 10:45 am

    You’ve captured the feeling of tension, of speed and the thrill very well – great breathless ride Amanda

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  3. Deb January 15, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    Wow! Such imagery and so intense…wonderfully written Mandi!!

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    • mandibelle16 January 15, 2017 / 9:16 pm

      Thanks Rosema, they’re doing a dangerous thing, I suppose it would be quite tense, taking your life into your own hands.

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