Pen Help

Steam Train Wheels

My friend Valerie Howard has a great website for writers called Pen Help – helping authors write.

She posts these fun writing cues, just a paragraph or so to stir the creative juices and get writers going.

Today, she shared one I wrote. I hope you’ll check out her website!

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Great puffs of steam billowed into the cloudless summer sky as the train rolled into the seemingly desolate town. With one last mighty belch, it creaked to a halt at the run-down station and the porter smiled, reminding those continuing on the trip they had five minutes to stretch their legs before the train pulled out again. Accepting his helpful hand, I lifted my skirts and stepped down to the platform below. A glance to my left showed a filthy farmer, gaping at me with a toothless grin. Quickly turning my attention to the right, I fell into eyes even bluer than the sapphire brooch hidden beneath my jacket and sent up a hope-filled prayer that the handsome cowboy was the man who’d asked me to be his mail-order bride.

 

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