The Ghosts of Mill Road Station
This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 15; the fifteenth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.
A Drabble is an extremely short work of fiction exactly one hundred words in length. Michael Kent of The Next Big Writer used “Droubble” for a double drabble, a story in exactly 200 words. This is my first attempt at a DROUBBLE.
“Even after 56 years of abandonment and neglect it still looks grandiose!” he thought with a wry smile as he soaked in the architectural beauty and marvel of the Mill Road Railway Station.
Situated some 50 miles from the nearest civilization, Mill Road Station catered to mainly the goods trains and a fortnightly passenger train.
Destiny had brought him here as the Station Master but he desperately wanted to change it then.
The love and longing for his new wife did not let him enjoy the respect and responsibility this job gave him.
And then, a passenger died under mysterious circumstances. The furore of an inexplicable death and the ‘ghostly’ stories doing the rounds terrorised the small task force of employees of the Mill Road Station.
In no time, the station was labelled as a haunted one with no train stopping to stop there and no railway employee willing to work.
On a request of the lone warrior of the Mill Road Station, the Station Master was transferred and the station was closed and labelled as abandoned station.
Today, he desperately wished that this visit would lay his inner ghosts and the ghost of Mill Road Station to rest, finally.
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Image – Alston Station by Wandering Soul
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October 2, 2010 1:06 am|
Creepy one Shilpa!
You are one among who wrote such a spooky tale! But I love your take!
All the best for BAT 15! 🙂
October 2, 2010 3:14 am|
Blog or not the painting is deep , its esoteric
October 2, 2010 5:58 am|
This is too good.. I loved a new form DROUBBLE.. With lots of luv wishing you good luck for BAT..
–Someone Is Special–
October 2, 2010 9:20 am|
Amen to that 🙂
Spooky i wud say .. I hope he can get it to lay it to rest …
October 2, 2010 10:09 am|
now tell me, i write stories in 300 words. will that be TROUBLE?? 😛
loved ur story
October 2, 2010 12:46 pm|
The inner ghosts haunting his life for good 56 yrs..Wow ! Loved it Shilpa .
October 2, 2010 1:52 pm|
I am seriously looking at an opportunity to become a part of Blog-a-Ton.Let us see
October 2, 2010 4:09 pm|
October 2, 2010 5:26 pm|
I always like short stories. I believe its a challenge to depict this pic in short. You’ve done a good job.
October 2, 2010 10:51 pm|
Nice.. like the way you’ve used ‘inner ghosts’ here.
October 3, 2010 11:04 am|
Indeed different from rest of the spooky things I read. Gud one Shilpz 🙂
October 3, 2010 11:04 am|
spoooky creepyyy ,…
wonderful story …
all the best
October 3, 2010 1:10 pm|
October 3, 2010 2:50 pm|
Hundred words, mystery, nostalgia, history and a story. I would’ve definitely liked to have read a longer take given what you’ve done with a meager hundred!
October 3, 2010 6:38 pm|
Sent chill down my spine. Spooky. You did it!!
October 3, 2010 9:39 pm|
yes, did it yet again.. good one.. all d best
October 4, 2010 2:32 am|
a good one. Al the best for BAT!
October 4, 2010 3:16 am|
Sorry but, i didn’t get the message you wanted to convey.
How can someone, by merely revisiting a place, lay to rest all the ghosts from his past?….It can be nostalgic but not cathartic…..just my opinion.
October 4, 2010 5:07 am|
Nice take di.. All the very best for the BAT.. 🙂
October 4, 2010 6:04 am|
Interesting – these various forms of stories and poetry. Nice attempt.
October 4, 2010 1:15 pm|
The mixing of themed picture and your story makes me to stick.Awesome try..
October 4, 2010 5:26 pm|
Real spooky stuff! Nice take on ghostly stories, and very well written Shilpa!!
October 5, 2010 3:40 am|
A crisp story which gives goosebumps. Thoughts well organised in a small space. All the best.
October 5, 2010 5:00 am|
Thanks for sharing the link, but unfortunately it seems to be down… Does anybody have a mirror or another source? Please answer to my post if you do!
I would appreciate if a staff member here at shilpaagarg.blogspot.com could post it.
October 5, 2010 5:11 am|
WOW !!! Thats a gud one Shilpa…
Even after 50 years, some ghosts are not laid to rest…oh yeah, so true. Like that pic too. A painting ???
October 5, 2010 8:35 am|
I might be wrong here but i dont think this has any element of spook.
Rather, i saw it as a very telling commentary on the ineptitude and insensitivity of the world at large and the impotent disconsolation of an individual who is made to relent to the whims of the world.
Either way,as always, enjoyed the read-especially his having come to peace with it all.
October 8, 2010 4:25 pm|
interesting take!! some many forms of story writing… i could know of all these only from fellow bloggers like you.
and it’s an art to express things with limit on word count, and you did a great job here. All the best for BAT, and do read my post. would love to hear from you on what I wrote.
October 8, 2010 10:29 pm|
Hey Shilpa No Doubt a very good and different attempt but I wouldn’t go so far to call your story spooky.. Na not at all just wonderful narration of someone looking to get a closure for himself ..
I am sorry if I am wrong but I didn’t feel any chill or goosebumps etc.
But still no denying it is a wonderful attempt.
ATB for BAT-15
Vikas Khair – Station of My Dreams and Love
October 8, 2010 11:01 pm|
I dont think it was intended to be spooky. rather it highlights the manner in which one “mysterious” event destroys so much effort and beauty nowadays.
Do check out my post The past is a different country.