Timing – Patsy Collins – 2000 words (Commercial)
Timing is everything. It's the difference between a skiing trip in Bern and a train ride to Birmingham, between happiness and getting trapped in the wrong life.
“In order to provide a safe and punctual service for all our passengers, train doors will close thirty seconds before departure. Please plan sufficient time for your journey,” the announcement reminds me. I look up at the boards to check which platform my train leaves from. I have to squint to read it from back here. If I get any closer, I risk getting bumped into by the crowds of people checking details and rushing off without a thought to the injured ribs and shoulder of the woman behind them. Platform eight in twenty minutes. Good, that gives me time to buy a book, although not long to make a selection.
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