A low whistle echoed throughout the hollar. The train huffed through swirls of steam. The loudspeaker crackled. “This is your Conductor. Folks, we’re making an unscheduled stop.” Passengers poured off the train. A whirring roar, the forest overtaken by shiny chainsaws. The Conductor cackled, “Folks, this is your last stop!”
L.B. Sedlacek is an award winning poet and author with poetry and fiction appearing in many different journals and zines. Her latest poetry books are “The Adventures of Stick People on Cars” (Alien Buddha Press), “The Architect of French Fries” (Presa Press) and “Words and Bones” (Finishing Line Press.) She is a former Poetry Editor for “ESC! Magazine” and also co-hosted the podcast for the small press, “Coffee House to Go,” for several years. She teaches poetry at local elementary and middle schools and publishes a free resource for poets, “The Poetry Market Ezine.” In her free time, LB enjoys swimming, reading, and taking guitar lessons.