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.