Northbound, Central

“From San Diego to Los Angeles we played by the rules. We paid our fares, waited in line, boarded when told to, refrained from smoking, urinated in toilets, kept all limbs inside while the train was in motion, and waited for it to come to a complete stop before disembarking. We behaved like gentlemen…”


“I started the year twenty-ten at midnight, with a short glass of chartreuse, a greasy burger, and a friend. The tug of the full moon was strong, and after three-odd hours of restless sleep I abandoned post and prepared for grand adventure. ┬áSome apparition of my past had put in my mind the notion that what one did on New Years Day would be…”

General Manifest, by Braden Diotte

General Manifest