Every week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (thank you, Rochelle!) hosts a flash fiction challenge, to write a complete story, based on a photoprompt, with a beginning, middle and end, in 100 words or less. Post it on your blog, and include the Photoprompt and Inlinkz (the blue frog) on your page. Link your story URL. Then the fun starts as you read other peoples’ stories and comment on them!
As the express raced through the night, Cameron sized up the other passenger in the first-class compartment. Strong, fit, and, it would seem, armed. Like many before him, he seemed oblivious of the scrutiny of the self-effacing Scotsman sitting opposite. His mistake, thought Cameron.
The train roared as it entered the tunnel. Acrid steam blew into the carriage.
“I’ll shut the window, shall I?” enquired Cameron.
He stood, and operated the emergency brake. The train bucked, the brakes squealed, and Cameron turned, gun in hand.
“You’re past it, old man,” he heard, as the other man’s bullet felled him.