Home #Blue Nib Issues Issue 40 | December 2019 | The Ant Hill. Fiction by emerging writer Mikael Shamsie

The Ant Hill. Fiction by emerging writer Mikael Shamsie

The two men walked side by side down abandoned train tracks that stretched out before and behind them. The tracks were so old they had accumulated rust, so that the air that otherwise had a sweet woody scent also contained metallic undertones that tickled the nose. Grass sprouted through cracked railroad ties, and on either side of the tracks densely packed Lebanese Cedars leaned in. 

The men stood in stark contrast to one other and the tracks. Unlike the tracks, they had an ageless qua...

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