Doors Closing

The opportunity for heroism had passed. The conductor had thrown the emergency brake, bringing the train to a halting stop, but not fast enough. The man who had been beside her, hunched over his laptop, reached out only after he’d heard the scream. No one in the crowded L stop had moved a muscle, and now, she was under the train.

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