looking out the end of a train tunnel

“The Train to the End of the World” by Thaisa Frank

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The journey to the end of the world has no specific itinerary, and the passengers are free to leave at any time. In fact, of the original one hundred and fifty passengers, only 3 passengers remain. Including the captain, the train is carrying only four people to the end of the world. The journey has been long, and they are all nervous to reach their destination. The man Hendrik even dreams of returning home, but he made a promise to reach the end of the world. He has no intention of breaking that promise. The rest of the train riders are patiently waiting, and they are surprised by what they find when the train stops…

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About the Author
Thaisa Frank's sixth book, Heidegger's Glasses (Counterpoint Press, 2010). was sold to ten foreign countries before publication. Her seventh book, Enchantment, (Counterpoint 2012) was among best books in the SF Chronicle for 2012. Her non-fiction book, Finding Your Writer's Voice (St. Martin's Press) was recently reissued as an e-book. She has published in numerous anthologies, is a 3-time Pushcart nominee and finalist for the Northern California Book Reviewers Association, has taught in MFA programs and is an Honored Instructor at UCBerkeley Extension where she is an advisor on the post-bac degree in creative writing. She is a member of the SF Writers Grotto and is currently a finalist in Narrative Magazine's Spring Fiction Contest. Her work, according to the NY Times "works by a tantalizing sense of indirection.
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