The Life Chronicles: The Night Train

You board several trains a night, fraught with lilac mist. Blood oranges suspended above the walkway illuminate the path. Machines that blink white churn out Morse conversations. This language, the backdrop of the otherwise blank soundscape of the night. The sky is a milky pool, dizzying to look upwards when you feel you are looking down. The platform: angular and shrouded in geometry, as the silver body of the snake arrives upon the tracks and slows to a halt. It doesn’t chug, but glides silent and serpentine. Continue reading The Life Chronicles: The Night Train

Things to do on a Long Train Journey

So as I was sat on the train heading back to Exeter, I got thinking (essay-reading procrastination) about how best to kill time on a train. It’s no daily commute, but as students, we all spend a lot of time on trains getting home for the holidays and visiting friends or long-distance lovers. Here’re a few ideas to wile away the hours. If you’re with … Continue reading Things to do on a Long Train Journey