Thursday Writing Prompt No. 134

Look, it's five o'clock. It must be quitting time.

Look, it’s five o’clock. It must be time for a hearty Norn ale.

This week’s Thursday Writing Prompt is about transportation. As we enter summer in the Northern Hemisphere many people will be traveling for vacation or thinking about traveling. How will they get from point A to point B? How much is it going to cost? How long will it take?

And the worst bit — if they’re taking any form of public transportation, who are they going to end up sitting next to for long stretches of time?

Your task this week is to make up a protagonist who is traveling for business. Since the company is paying the fare, there’s little choice but to take public transportation — and economy class, at that! Now, be mean to your protagonist and make up a really awful seatmate or two, and describe the trip in 500 words or less.