photo prompt followed by 100 words
PHOTO PROMPT – © Jennifer Pendergast
The land was barren, the days long, a short stop to take on water for the engine, a chance to stretch my legs. The rusty wheels, oxide coloured metal, silenced now from the grinding, rhythmic chugging as the train devoured the miles.
My new life beckoned, coming ever closer, it was too late to change my mind, the wheels had been set in motion when I answered the letter. The carriages were bearing me towards my fate along with the cattle and various ranch hands that would help my new husband-to-be make his fortune. His dreams were now my dreams.
Word count: 100