“To earn her trust, you sat there in the kitchen and went at it and struck the right balance, turning, as a last resort, to the facts of railroad life, naming a particular junction, the way an interlocking mechanism worked, or how to read semaphores, for example, before swinging back wide to the general nature of your suffering.”

From “The Junction” by David Means, recommended by Ecotone.

Read it in Electric Literature’s weekly magazine, Recommended Reading.

 

 

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