Far Horizons: Tales of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror. Issue #13 April 2015 - Page 184

out of a Flash Gordon movie. Dark hair frizzed out from the bottom of the cap and nobody would have described her as pretty. Claire thought the ensemble looked incredibly cool. ‘Whoa,’ the girl said. ‘Who are you?’ ‘C-Claire.’ She was mesmerised by this girl who could have been a crazy composite character from her favourite science fiction and adventure stories. ‘Evie. What are you doing here? It’s not safe.’ The train pulled away from the platform, then jerked and shook as though it had run over something. It kept moving, but the engine sounded very unhappy. Claire grabbed a rail to stop herself falling, but the girl just took a big step backwards to absorb the sudden motion. Moments later they reached the lead car. Again Evie did something with the door handle before leading Claire to the front of the carriage. ‘That should slow it down.’ ‘What?’ Evie flicked a questioning look at Claire, then glanced up and down her body. ‘You aren’t from around here, are you?’ Claire shook her head. ‘I’m not even sure where ‘here’ is.’ She looked back along the train, trying to see what they were run