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Ghost Town

What disaster caused this emptiness? This is the question that sprang into my mind when I saw Lillie’s Five Sentence Fiction prompt this week.

empty_bus_in_la_zps152309a7Ghost Town

The empty tram still ran, sticking rigidly to an irrelevant timetable. At each stop a mechanical voice would tell you where you were and wish you a good day before the doors opened, then closed again. The driver, an automated robot, needed no tea breaks, nor worked any shift pattern, so could continue this journey, back and to, forever. His mind was not programmed to ask where all the people had gone, nor care.

MikeJackson©2013

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Now that I'm retired I have more time to devote to writing my blog and creating short stories.

20 thoughts on “Ghost Town

  1. the empty comment box was filled in with words by an automated robot blog writer and commentator who is programed to fill in empty spaces with words without regard to context and meaning……
    the empty comment box was filled in with words by an automated robot blog writer and commentator who is programed to fill in empty spaces with words without regard to context and meaning……

    😉 Randy
    good piece

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