As the Train driver made his debut journey along that old train track that his great-grandfather laid down, he recalled the gift of a toy train set he’d received as a child. That had started him on this journey to become a driver.
He reflected how far his family had come. His great-grandfather had built the line as a Slave and now his great-grandson was driving the train.
Just then one of his co-workers shouted at him. “Hey, keep your eyes on what you’re doing” then dropped the N-word.
Sadly, they still had a long way to go yet.
Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 07/December/2018
This story was written for the Friday Fictioneers Challenge. It was also inspired by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ excellent story about Hattie McDaniel.
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This story also includes the following word prompts: