Five Sentence Fiction – Scarlet
This was written for Lillie McFerrin’s weekly Five Sentence Fiction flash fiction event. Writers are tasked with creating a five sentence story inspired by a single-word theme. The theme for this piece was, “Scarlet”.
The smoke from the engine, the rain, the platform, and the dozens of faceless travellers getting on and off of the train, it was all gray.
I had four minutes until the train pulled out, four more minutes to hope, four more minutes to look through that city of gray for a glimpse of scarlet.
The scarf of scarlet you wore, the hat too if it was raining hard enough.
Four minutes went by and the train rolled out.
The smoke from the engine, the rain, the platform, the dozens of faceless travellers, and what was left of my heart, it was all gray.