The First Step by


Tonight, he’s hidden. In his pocket, the amulet hums against his fingers. On the horizon, the southbound 7:15 hums back, chugging closer.

Slipping from the rail, he lights on the carapace of the train.

His back to warm metal, he watches the sky, tracks his movement by the stars.

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Two prompts filled tonight. Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales #155 and the Daily Word Prompt for Sept 27th, “tonight.”


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