Book your ticket now for a trip to the future, the past, and the timeslips in between.


Through the eloquent prose and imaginings of eighteen tellers of tales, we are pleased to present to you a collection of stories-on-a-train that will transport you to tantalizing worlds that you simply cannot imagine.


Perhaps no other anthology in-living-memory encapsulates such wholehearted, ill fated, poignant, and even hallucinogenic stories with such grace and balance as those contained in this volume.


These stories span the genres of literary fiction, steampunk, space opera, futurism, tragedy, magical realism, slipstream, horror, comedy, urban fantasy and more.


In all, a sizzling collection, curated by Neil Enock (who is a train aficionado, podcaster, screenwriter and filmmaker), presenting high-voltage, off-the-rail entertainments that are feature rich with characters who are: schemers, dreamers, adventurers, lovers, detectives, rogues, and more; and whose human weaknesses always seem to get the better of them.


Showcased in this single collection are eighteen trail blazers tasked to escort you on your inimitable journey:


Jason Lane, David Worsick, Liam Hogan, Christine Hanolsy, Gavin Bradley, Michael Johnstone, Dwain Campbell, Laura VanArendonk Baugh, Peter Hargraves, Melodie Leclerc, Rachel Leidenfrost , Nick Svolos, Maurice Forrester, Kendall Eifler, Samuel Marzioli, Neil Enock, Laurie Stewart, Kim Solem.


The stories offered will delight you with such surprising humor and stinging tragedy, you will be compelled to read them all in one sitting.


DO NOT DELAY. DO NOT BE LEFT BEHIND. THIS TRAIN LEAVES PROMPTLY ON TIME.


*Note: These stories are also suitable to read while waiting for a train.


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About the author

Neil Enock has been called a modern day renaissance man. He is an author, actor, director, artist, singer, songwriter, screenwriter, filmmaker, inventor, and media presenter. He created and hosts "Train Talk TV" on iTunes, which has over a million viewers / listeners, and just completed his first television pilot, SomeWhen – which Neil both wrote and produced. He is the author of Doc Christmas and the Magic of Trains, and Mayan: Atlantis Returns.

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Publisher
EDGE-Lite
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Published on
Aug 5, 2019
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Pages
236
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ISBN
9781770532007
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Anthologies (multiple authors)
Fiction / Fantasy / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Science Fiction / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Literary Collections / General
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