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Flash Fiction #8 – A Smile in Vladivostok (Flash! Friday)

Here’s another quick one I did for Flash! Friday.  It’s been a month since I entered that competition.  I have a much lighter story this time.

A Smile in Vladivostok

The train stopped at Vladivostok. Andrei smiled. He walked to the door nearest the train’s galley and opened it up. He gazed over Vladivostok Station.

“What are you waiting for?” asked Boris. “We can get off now.”

“I’m waiting,” he said.

Boris raised an eyebrow. “Okay, I’ll leave you to it.”

Nearly a month. The anticipation grew in his mind as he passed Irkutsk. It would be soon, he thought. This anticipation changed into an ache as the train rolled into Khabarovsk. But now, he looked out of the train at his destination. He smiled. There was no more ache, but the anticipation was still there.

He watched the passengers disembark and the station staff usher everyone out. Two figures, one smaller, pushed against the flow of the crowd. Andrei’s smile grew.

“What are you smiling about?” asked Boris.

“I found my treasure,” he said.

I hope you enjoyed it!