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The white plumed sigh from Platform 3 was almost louder than the announcement.

Cancelled!
A replacement bus service leaving shortly.

But the parents of the girl shivering by the leaf strewn track behind the Industrial estate (just after the turn) got to outlive their daughter. Her life now was hard. But it got much better.

On the bus a couple met for the first time although they lived only streets apart. Shared first this journey then a life full of happiness.

Some did miss the gold of the leaves.
The smell of the coffee.
And were just late for work.

5 comments add one below

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    Neville Hunt over 2 years ago

    Trying to work out what happened to the shivering girl. Or am I just being slow?

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    Drew Martyn over 2 years ago

    I love this. So many lives touching just a few moments, a small glimpse of so many stories; poignant and happy - wonderful!

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    Lisa Williams over 2 years ago

    Nev- Was going to throw herself under a train but couldn't because they were cancelled X

    Drew- Thank you X

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    Neville Hunt over 2 years ago

    Doh! I was being thick! Sorry. :-(

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    Lisa Williams over 2 years ago

    Don't apologise- it's not that clear X

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