100 Word Post #6 Ten Minutes Before Noon

Mandelbrot looked at his watch and saw it was ten minutes before noon.  It was always ten minutes before noon.

A train whistle raised the hairs on the back of Mandelbrot’s neck snapping him awake.  Mandelbrot looked at the trusses beneath his feet.  He was halfway across the rail bridge.  Run back, not enough time.  Jump?  Won’t work, too shallow, so he ran.  Mandelbrot could almost hear the conductor yelling over the screeching whistle.  Ten feet to safety, nine feet to breaking the loop, eight feet till…

Mandelbrot looked at his watch and saw it was ten minutes before noon.

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18 thoughts on “100 Word Post #6 Ten Minutes Before Noon

  1. Wow, that was really cool. One of the better examples I’ve seen here of 100 word stories.

  2. This is fantastically done!

  3. Mandlebrot! Brilliant. I wonder how any got that…

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