To Catch a Train

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

The train slowed down as it reached the platform, and then suddenly picked up speed again.

“Nooooooo…” Iain cried out, as he started running alongside the train desperately.

Suddenly, one of the train’s doors opened, and Iain was pulled onto the train.

“Thanks….” said Iain, panting heavily, “what time do we reach Glasgow?”

Getting no response, Iain looked up, only to see two boys dressed in a strange school uniform, goggling at him.

One of them spoke up to the other now, “You know Ron, I don’t think this is our new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher.”


98 words.

Written as a part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE).  To read many more exciting stories inspired by 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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34 Responses to To Catch a Train

  1. neilmacdon says:

    That really only leaves them two choices: throw him from the train at speed, or use the obliviatus spell

  2. draliman says:

    I don’t think they’re going to Glasgow… 🙂

  3. Sandra says:

    I think he’s being taken for a ride, whatever.

  4. trentpmcd says:

    The destination is sure to be more interesting than Glasgow…

  5. Oh pays to check before leaping on any train!

  6. Iain Kelly says:

    This would actually be my worst nightmare. Fortunately I have never gotten the train to Glasgow and ended up in Hogwarts…yet! 🙂

  7. pennygadd51 says:

    That made me chuckle, Anurag! So I read it to my grown up son, and he chuckled too!

  8. bearmkwa says:

    hehhehehe! That’s hilarious!

  9. Dear Anurag,

    Is this our Iain? I’m sure it’s not the day he’d planned for himself. Good one.



  10. plaridel says:

    it looks like he caught the wrong train. it would be interesting what happens next. 🙂

  11. Dale says:

    What a fun take, Anurag!
    Hogwarts had such a time getting the right teacher for this particular class…

  12. James McEwan says:

    What has Iain stumbled on. Perhaps he will learn a trick or two.

  13. Good story, well written, Anurag. Iain wouldn’t like that job. Those teachers don’t last more than one year and it can be fatal. 🙂 — Suzanne

  14. Very creative story! 🙂

  15. Margaret says:

    He’s stumbled on a way of avoiding that brick wall at the station. I hope that information doesn’t get out. Fun story.

  16. Abhijit Ray says:

    Ian is on wrong train or in wrong company. Poor Ian, this happens when you don’t reach station on time.

  17. I wonder why they thought he was their Defence against dark arts teacher in the first place? Whatever his expectations, Iain is up for a treat.

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