15 hours ago
ride or die, subway stories 2
"He crossed Broadway and kept walking, thinking that he might even try to figure out which subway could take him uptown. Bunting had only taken the subway only once, shortly after his arrival in New York, and on the hot,crowded train,he felt in mortal danger. Every inch of the walls had been filled with lunatic scribbling, every other male on the subway had looked like a mugger. But, Frank Herko took the subway in from Brooklyn everyday. According to the newspapers, all the subway graffiti had been removed. Bunting had lived in New York for a decade without ever getting mugged,he walked alone down dark alleys and streets, the subway could not possibly seem so threatening to him now. And it was much faster than the stinking bus."
--from Peter Straub, The Buffalo Hunter