Kate Wilhelm. The Late Night Train. (F&SF Jan/Feb 2010).

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?

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