decision

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: August 05, 2019

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It squeals at me coming to a halt; in that high pitched tone that makes your ear drums writhe in discomfort.  The sharp breeze that follows tickles the hairs pricking my skin as they stand on end. An instinctive hesitation hits my body while my foot rises not more than a few inches off the stone cold platform I’ve been planted on for the last 37 minutes. All feeling in every nerve that covered my body had been drained out in one abrupt squeeze. Maybe I could bring back the feeling if I wanted to, but there isn’t one motivated cell in my body.

 A decision was to be made in this one moment, and I can’t bring myself to make it. With the sinking of my heart, my foot falls forward and pulls me onto the train reluctantly.

 I never really had a choice, and he knew it.

Just a button, just a button; I chant to myself as I watch each innocent child follow each helpless mother into the carriage. Silence engulfed the air like a toxic gas as my eyelids held shut with dread and my finger moved into position.

“For my family”

… BANG!


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