Six-word Story Challenge: Transport/Vervoer

Train at Kalk Bay

In her two blogs, Figments of a DuTchess and DOLDRIEST, Marion Driessen has set the current six-word story challenge theme as: 



Hopefully, my attempt works in both languages: 

Invisible chains linking time and space

                        SAR train

Onzichtbare kettingen koppelen tijd en ruimte  

© Colonialist May 2013 (WordPress)

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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25 Responses to Six-word Story Challenge: Transport/Vervoer

  1. Marco says:

    You clever sausage you!


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  3. En die poging is gelukt, Col! Beeldend geschreven, waarbij je meteen terugdenkt aan de oude treinen van weleer.

    And you succeeded, Col! Your words call up images of days gone by, old trains. Beautiful.


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  5. Sonel says:

    Wow! You clever chap you! Well done Col! Oh, I miss the train rides. I loved it and when I think of it I can still smell that green leather. LOL! Thanks for sharing my friend. 🙂 *hugs*


    • colonialist says:

      Thank you!
      My mind goes back to when a train was a magic carpet back to heaven, when we moved from Knysna to Johannesburg but I used to be sent ‘home’ for holidays. Those were in the days we no longer had our plane.


      • Sonel says:

        You are very welcome Col and oh, I would trade a plane any day for a train ride Col and you said it my friend…a magic carpet it was indeed. I used to go and visit my grandparents and drove the train from Kimberley to Warden and even took a few trips from Kimberley to Pretoria. Oh, those were the days indeed. 🙂


  6. adeeyoyo says:

    Now that phrase reminds me of the old fumicular that used to be… at the Bluff. I think?


    • colonialist says:

      Yes, I well remember that Funicular Railway (which means raised and lowered using a cable on a drum) on the Bluff slopes at the old Harcourt Hotel. It is a pity it hasn’t survived – a real asset to the area.


  7. Mormor says:

    I like that, even if I don’t understand Dutch.
    Have a nice evening.


  8. bulldog says:

    the good old SAR.?


  9. Pussycat44 says:

    Clever chap, what! I’m glad you participate in this type of challenge.


  10. 68ghia says:

    Well done Col 😉


  11. melouisef says:

    This looks like the railway in KalkBay area?


  12. newsferret says:

    Hey, that is Dutch 😀


    • colonialist says:

      A knowledge of Afrikaans makes it much easier to translate. At least one can usually tell if Google has gone off the rails.
      ‘Off the rails’ fits this theme – hahaha!


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