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They are both on a high speed bullet train. The old man who was a traveling singer of ancient ballads and the younger woman who is thankful for a safe
and peaceful life. She intends to offer prayers at the Shinto Shrine. He intends to set himself on fire. He offers the other passengers around him
paper notes, tells them to move back, that it is dangerous. He is dangerous.
He dumps the fuel from the plastic container over his head, over some of the
seats. She is unaware that this is happening. The train blurs the landscape,
speeding ahead.

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    Head Over Writing over 6 years ago

    Enjoyed this a lot. Beautifully written. Vivid, disturbing & captivating.

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    Christopher over 6 years ago

    Wow. Hauntingly beautiful. Well done.

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    D.M. over 6 years ago

    Thank you both!

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