Cablecar

Em gazed at the cable car, shivering with anticipation. Everything around her was so exciting, unlike anything she’d ever seen before. She was beside herself with joy, with excitement at getting to ride on one. A tug on her sweater dragged her out of her expansive imagination and she turned to face her brother.

“I’m bored.” He said whining and flopped down to the ground.

Em wasted no time in picking him up and setting him upright. “Wait a little while. Dad should be returning with the tickets.”

His attempt to reconcile with the ground was foiled by Em’s hands, causing him to sulk even more, even when Dad returned.

Em pressed her cheeks to the glass of the car, staring at the increasingly decreasing landscape with utter fascination.

Meanwhile, her brother had found a new hobby: people watching. He looked at the cars that were going down but only one of the passengers stared back at him.

Em looked just as he was waving goodbye. “What are you doing?” She asked.

“I’m saying goodbye to the dog. Bye bye dog.” He replied, smiling.

Em laughed at that along with everyone and joined in saying farewell to the dog.


Word Count: 199

Written as a response to Sunday Photo Fiction. Other entries of this prompt can be found here.

Love

Word Count: 59

She always stood talking, shouting at him whenever he erred, comforting him when he cried, advising him when he needed it. He always stood silent, his gaze telling all, providing comfort and being stern. Brent wiped the tears from the corner of his eyes as he stared grimly at the photo, wishing his parents were still there with him.

Written as a response to Three Line Tales. Photo by Wynand van Poortvliet via Unsplash.


Also, I would like to apologize for my ignorance regarding puffins and their habits. I might have gotten many things wrong. Google didn’t help either.