TRAIN DREAM               
     
                                       
                                         
                                         
                                          
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 YOU  FIND  YOURSELF  IN  A   RIFT   -  A 
  CLEARING, NARROW BUT IMMEASURABLY LONG. 
 TO YOUR SIDES ARE  WALLS  MADE OF TREES, 
 THICK AND READY TO  SWALLOW YOU. THE SUN 
 IS  NOWHERE TO  BE SEEN, BUT  NONTHELESS 
 IT IS VERY BRIGHT -  THE AIR FEELS LIGHT 
           BLUE, ALMOST WHITE.            
                                          
 ALONG THE  SPAN  OF THE CLEARING LAY TWO 
     PARALLEL SILVERY LINES, DARK HARD    
 METAL.  SOMEHOW  YOU CAN  SEE  HOW HEAVY 
                THEY ARE.                 
                                          
 THEY   EMIT  A  HIGH   PITCHED  WHINE... 
                                          
                                         
                                     
                                         
                                          
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 YOURE   AT  THE   TRAIN STATION,   ON  A 
 CATWALK ABOVE THE  RAILS. YOUR TRAIN  IS 
 LATE,  OR  YOU  ARE LATE  TO  THE TRAIN. 
 IT'S A SUMMER AFTERNOON AND THE  STATION 
 IS BUSY,  FULL  OF  RELAXED  CONFIDENCE. 
                                          
 YOU'RE IN  HIGH SPIRITS, ALTHOUGH  A BIT 
 STRESSED ABOUT  THE TIME,  WHILE  MOVING 
 UP  THE  STAIRS  TO YOUR  PLATFORM.  THE 
 STATION  IS   IN  SEVERAL   LEVELS,  ALL 
      PLACED WITHIN EACHOTHER BY SOME     
     INTELLIGENT DESIGNER, AND FULL OF    
       STAIRS, ELEVATORS, SHORTCUTS,      
 BAZAARS... YOU SIGHT  YOUR TRAIN THROUGH 
 SOME  GLASS  WINDOWS.  IT'S... NOT WHERE 
           IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE?           
                                          
                                         
                                     
                                         
                                          
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 YOU'RE FINALLY ENTERING THE CITY.  WHILE 
 IT IS  INDEED A  VERY  HIGH  SPEED TRAIN 
 YOU'RE  TRAVELING IN,  THE  JOURNEY  HAS 
 BEEN   LONG.  BUT  IT'S  ABOUT  TO  END! 
                                          
 SOCIETY  IS  GROWING DENSER  AROUND YOU, 
 THROUGH THE  WINDOWS YOU SEE FIRST SMALL 
 SHACKS, BUILT OF METAL  AND  STONE, THEN 
 PROPER  HOUSES  WITH MORTAR TO KEEP THEM 
 TOGETHER... WHO IN  TURN  MAKE  WAY  FOR 
   THE INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS, THE URBAN    
      MAZE, PROTECTIVE WALLS, JUNGLE      
                NETWORK...                
                                          
 THE TRACKS LEAVE  THE GROUND,  WHICH  IS 
 NEEDED  FOR   OTHER  PURPOSES.  YOU  ARE 
   CARRIED GENTLY, CURVING UPWARDS UNTIL  
 YOU'RE MOVING  UPWARD ALONG THE WALL  OF 
 A BUILDING.  IT'S MADE OF  SLABBY STONE, 
    WITH GREAT GLASSLESS WINDOW HOLES     
 LOOKING  OUT  THE  WAY  YOU  CAME. IT IS 
           PITCH BLACK INSIDE.