Today’s prompt comes from Kalbzayn’s World, involving a set of train tracks with a mysteriously malfunctioning warning light.
Why are the gates stuck?
Is the guy “fixing” the problem or contributing?
Was there a train that was supposed to have passed but didn’t?
Is society finally grinding to a halt?
Where does the driver need to go to so desperately that being 15 minutes late is going to drive him crazy?
Read the entire post for the context to these questions. Does one of these questions spark an idea for you? Does the tale make you think of other questions that could be answered? Free-write, brainstorm a story idea, or start writing your story.