Words for Wednesday is a writing prompt designed to get us all creating. This week the words can be found at Elephants Child (you can find her in my sidebar) and are as follows:
Agile, blast, cacophony, desire, eager, flirt
Ground, hidden, injury, jealous, kindness and lament
A cacophony of cheering and shouting rose from the crowd as, with a blast of the whistle and an agile swing up the steps, the engineer took his place at the controls, eager to flirt with the brute strength of the giant engine and with a desire to keep on schedule regardless of obstacles in his path.
The engine, a coal car and water tank, five passenger cars, a diner and a caboose made up the length of the behemoth standing, poised for action at the station. Not a soul in the watching crowd but felt a twinge of jealousy of those fortunates already seated in the luxurious cars.
Miles down the track, a fox, injured and gone to ground lay hidden in the gorse by the tracks. As the train rounded the first curve it stepped haltingly onto the tracks and turned terrified eyes toward the giant metal beast bearing down on it. The engineer slammed on his brakes. The cars jackknifed and swerved off the tracks. There were no survivors that day. In the jumble of steaming metal and broken bodies there was no mercy, no kindness. In years to come the event would be recalled in song, The Lament Of Old 59. No one remembered the fox.
Why not join in and have some fun. Use the words any way you like or just use them for inspiration. It's fun, it's free.....what could go wrong?