Short piece in which a woman is facing a bleak future living in the parental home with an increasingly irascible and aggressive, wheelchair-bound father, and her submissive mother. Does the ghostly whistle of a late night train, with no railway nearby, offer her an opportunity to leave this behind her. But why did her mother never take such an opportunity?
- John Langan. City of the Dog. (F&SF Jan/Feb 2010).
- The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, January/February 2010.