Issue 5 - February 2019

Issue 5 - February 2019

 
 

The hardest part of anything is getting there, Sidney decides huddled on the subway platform against the wind. His commute to a comfortable, if underwhelming software development job, is forty-five minutes each way, 12 subway stops he knows by heart.

Everyday he sinks into the earth, down two storeys of escalators across a hallway with blinking fluorescent lights and down another flight of stairs to the westbound platform for line 8.

Two other subway lines crisscross his own, arching over the escalators thick with rushing commuters, a maze of concrete and steel, bundles of cabling twisting out into the darkness like tree roots. The swaying stacks of overly bright lights always remind him of dystopian novels with all of humanity in bunkers underground…