Short Story: The Train Home

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Mark Frazee

Simple story about starting over...

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I woke up in my seat and looked out the window. I did not know this area that we were in. To my left, an orchard of trees, freshly blossomed white, went on for what seemed like forever. To my right were beautiful rolling green hills and meadows. In the distance a tall mountain was capped with the last of the winter snow. Only in postcards and National Geographic magazines had I ever seen a picture so breathtaking. I knew I must have missed my stop by at least an hour because I had never been here in my entire life.

I had no desire to ask the train attendant where we were. The day was too beautiful to worry about that. This was probably the most peaceful I had felt in a long time and while I was feeling somewhat anxious, I wasn’t about to concern myself with details. I was still looking out the window when a man pushing…

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Mark Frazee said "Thank you both very much for your comments!"
7 years ago
Adam West Guest Editor said "Another story that deserves a better rating to hopefully get more reads - more helpful comments/observations..."
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Adam West Guest Editor said "This is a familair story given a fairly novel treatment. Several standout observations made me pause, in particular - No one ever winked at me anymore. I best not comment in too much detail, so as not to spoil anyone elses' enjoyment, suffice it to say, I enjoyed the ride. A lovely piece that often felt more like an essay than a short story...many thanks Adam - PS - I see we have similar reading interests despite perhaps a generation bewteen us."
7 years ago

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