This was my first attempt at using the Writing App – Writing Challenge. Please read my post about Writing Apps here. As I mentioned in the original article – these challenges are about writing quickly using words or phrases churned out by the app every minute. It’s not about writing precisely or editing as you go. I think I would write it differently given all the time in the world, but who knows? I hope you enjoy!
All four were silent. Nothing had happened for 2 hours and still they waited. The trains had been delayed since 6am to Bedford but they waited expectantly for the 6.27 train. It was now 9.56. There was a lot of tutting and sighing. The rational thing to do would be to take the rail replacement service but there was always the hope that the train might turn up and take 2 hours less than the bus. They all wanted to leave as soon as possible and so they waited. And waited. And waited. The first sat on the platform with oversized suitcase , bearing the words Worlds Greatest Magician. He wore coat and top hat as if it were the most comfortable clothing in the world. The second looked like a hopeless fellow. Shabby clothes, patches, 5 day stubble and an air of vodka around him. He muttered to himself under his breath “She’s gone….she’s gone” and his voice came out like a hiss. The third man was wearing a business suit and carried an umbrella and a newspaper. He looked normal but he didn’t have a nice face. He looked down on his surroundings and his fellow travellers. He put on his hat and shifted his newspaper to the other armpit. He stood up and walked two steps to the platform edge glared at the track in both directions and walked the two steps to sit down again.
“I’ve got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.”
― Louisa May Alcott,