Photo prompt courtesy and copyright property of Ron Pruitt via Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, the host of the Friday Fictioneers event, who’s celebrating the beginning of her fourth year at the helm. Others’ stories are available here. Feel free to join in (guidelines may be found at our host’s site).
She’s Got a Ticket to Ride
She’d always been prudent and frugal. If she ever decided to act, it was only after economical deliberation.
The day she bought the ticket was by no means a matter of impulse. Each motion of the transaction was carefully calculated.
However, she couldn’t effectively account for the variable that he was.
He arrived at the bus station as she was the last to step aboard, bags already packed. He proclaimed his love and her need to stay in clichéd and impulsive fashion.
She contemplated the prospect of his words as hydraulics hissed the doors shut and she took her seat.