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> Home Made Tales, The journey
peter.howden
post 23rd Jan 2020, 09:47pm
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It was a long night train, with a multitude of selected carriages, slowly grinding to a standstill, and lucky for him, as the clatter of the steel wheels woke him from an uneasy doze. Stretching and moaning for being aroused, a familiar cough as the railing pulled back, revealing George (the porter) standing with a pot of coffee, and a huge grin which stretched from ear to ear across his whole face.

It had been a long journey… monotonous to boot, with few bright spots, except the detours from tedium via George relating to the long history of ‘The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters’, “fight…or be slaves” battle with the Pullman company. While he was the custodian of coaches of this particular train, he explained in a deep voice, revealing a few interesting facts. One being, his name was not George, but it was a condition enforced on his shaky employment, all passengers would recognize him, and all his fellow brothers by this single, “Non de plume”.

The voyager rose sharply from his make shift sleeping quarters, washed and brushed up, then checking his Italian mohair suit was presentable, showing off his handmade Melbourne shirt, followed by Milan leather shoes(shined to perfection by George) , and finally, taking his cashmere coat from the swinging hanger.

It was raining as he stepped down from the coach, onto the wet unwelcoming platform, making the traveller wonder why he had truly come to this dismal station, which was exactly as he remembered it…cold and hostile. He struggled to remember poor George’s real name, but it was lost in his own discomfort with the downpour, making it awkward to see what was ahead. The blue skies had vanished long ago, now it was dark, with foreboding black holes with intervals of nothingness. The angel of death, he knew so well, could per-chance be lurking behind some innocent facade, being rewarded for surprising this beaten traveller.

He had no wish to be here, or anywhere near this grim reminder of the past, but then again, drawn by not so subtle threats and intimidations, which made it aptly clear, as to his would be future if he disobeyed. He was trapped…and now there was no turning back. Unlike George, he had no union, or backing for his unspoken services to companies……or individual shady clientele. He thought to himself, ‘Money was good but sometimes money is not the problem’, gripping his light attaché case. He wanted out… but out, was not an option.
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post 24th Jan 2020, 06:59am
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Carmella; Thank you once again, for taking the time and bother, reading and reacting to my scribbles. The correspondence is certainly a delight for me, for you fairly enhance my wellbeing…you are a lady indeed



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