The platform’s empty. The train isn’t due for almost an hour, but I’m in no hurry.
Someone left yesterday’s newspaper on the bench. Another celebrity wedding. Another mass shooting. Same old, same old.
Tomorrow will be different. “Woman saves child,” it will say.
This time I’ll stop him from falling.
Kim McGreal lives in the UK with her husband, daughter, and a cat that believes scritches are more important than writing. She can be found on Twitter @kimsfic.
He woke up every day, March 6th, and though he was used to the soft, blue hospital light and the throbbing pain, what he couldn’t get used to was the infinite recursion of questions posed, his finite choice of answers.
“And you remember everything?” she asked.
Rather: she always asked.
Lara Alonso Corona was born in a small city in the north of Spain. She completed Film and TV studies in Madrid before moving to London. Her fiction has been showcased in ABC Tales and the Glass Woman Prize, and more recently she has been published by The Copperfield Review, Devilfish Review, and The WiFiles. She is now working towards a degree in creative writing.