Tunnel Vision

I run like the devil to save my life. Risk a glance behind me, only to realize he’s much closer to me than I had imagined.

And then I see the tunnel, and I know I’ll be OK.

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Photo prompt courtesy Dawn M. Miller

With a renewed burst of energy, fueled by hope, I rush into the tunnel.

This is my safe place, no one can touch me here.

It is then that I feel it, rushing towards me from the front. But wait, that’s not possible, the train HAS to come after I have crossed the tunnel. It’s in the rules!

BEEP BEEP.

BEE…..

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99 words.

Written in response to the Friday Fictioneers challenge, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The objective is to write a story in 100 words or less, inspired by the weekly photo prompt.

To read many more stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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41 Responses to Tunnel Vision

  1. jillyfunnell says:

    I sincerely hope this is just a game.

  2. neilmacdon says:

    There’s rules, and then there’s the trend of experience.

  3. Sandra says:

    That’s the problemw with rules… made to be broken.

  4. draliman says:

    Ha, this ain’t no movie, bud!

  5. Iain Kelly says:

    For once Wiley Coyote gets to win! 🙂

  6. Kestril Trueseeker says:

    I’m tickled by Road Runner referring to Wile E. Coyote as the devil. It makes a lot of sense from that perspective!

  7. plaridel says:

    i guess with every rule there’s an exception. too bad. 🙂

  8. Alice Audrey says:

    Rules are made to be broken? So much for plot armor.

  9. Dale says:

    I was sure it was the roadrunner!!

  10. lisarey1990 says:

    Those damn rules! Great read.

  11. Very creative! I love the roadrunner, he always survives. =)

  12. Jade M. Wong says:

    Reading others’ comments, I realize that this is supposed to be the roadrunner narrating and that made enjoy the story all over again!

  13. Dear Anurag,

    I’m glad I read your comment. I didn’t quite catch the Roadrunner/Coyote reference. Oops, that train didn’t follow the beeping rules. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  14. granonine says:

    I got it on the BEEPBEEP at the end 🙂

  15. Violet Lentz says:

    I never judged the roadrunner a thinking man… I guess I was wrong. Nice take.

  16. James McEwan says:

    The rules only work if everyone agrees to them. Life for instance is a cheater’s paradise.

  17. Ohh the roadrunner always come out on top… the coyote will be bruised again.

  18. I’ve long waited for the day when the roadrunner gets his comuppance. Thanks for delivering the goods.

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