Drabble: The Train Thief
My response to the July prompt ‘train’.
Genre: fantasy, superpower
~The Train Thief~
Her new routine was this: steal one train before noon, and return it before the sun went down. No one knew who did it, or which train would disappear next, or how or why she did it. For those who even noticed the disappearance, it was a baffling puzzle.
Just the kind of impression she loved to leave.
With more and more people with super powers popping up all over the city like mushrooms after the rain, any had started to suspect a super behind these mysterious disappearance. They weren’t wrong, but it wasn’t the whole story either.
She ran silently on the wall and landed without a sound behind the customer service building. She ducked to stay out of sight of the staff on duty and dashed over the tracks to an older model nestle among other old trains.
A few weeks ago, she discovered she had the ability to change the size of anything she touched. But she’d been stealing and returning items for much longer than that. Her new ability just meant she could steal bigger things now.
Why did she steal things she wasn’t going to keep?
Because she could.
And because it confused everyone.
Posted on July 30, 2016, in Potpourri, Short Stories and tagged 30 prompts, cheeky people, creative writing, fiction, Short Stories, Short story, superpowers, train, train thief. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.