Today’s Friday Fictioneers is a simple mini-story that I came up with while on a walkabout in downtown Melbourne.
Tunnel Of Love
by Miles H. Rost
It was called the “Tunnel of Love”.
It was said that a couple could walk through the Macquarie Station tunnel, and after coming out the other side, they would have a child 9 months later. Just like magic.
I saw it in my childhood friends, Alistaire and Ophelia. They were enemies, and both about the legend when they chased after each other that fateful June afternoon.
I saw them running towards it, and I called out to them, “Don’t go in…” And yet, they did, running all the way through.
9 months later, they were enemies no more. And they’ve been that way for 20 years now.
Here I stand today, looking at the demolishing of the station and the tunnel. The legend lives on only in those who have passed through the fabled halls. And me, the only one too chicken to do so.
There is nothing quite as soothing as darkness to make love grow. Scary to be left out of that in the end.
Yeah. I suppose one is at times scared of love too. It does happen.
Sounds like someone should put up a warning sign or something. 🙂 Very poignant ending though.
Should have. The tunnel was being torn down at the end of the story. ^_-
Macquarie Station isn’t in Nazareth, is it?
Fictional station, likely where I live now: Australia.
Not the immaculate conception then.
I think I prefer the traditional way of creating babies – not that I’ve made any myself of course!
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Wonderful story. ‘They’ should have chased a few politicians through that tunnel while it lasted. Just imagine these ‘babies’ of peace and frienship the ‘enemies no more’ magic could create. But, as your narrator learns, you have to want to committ.
Be prepared for what is to come!
Sweet story – the atmosphere in that tunnel must have been special!