LeapLeapLeap6 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
When I was small enough to not have to work, I used to go exploring the tunnels below the old station. There were all sorts of things to find down there. Rats bigger than my hand, fungus that slipped underfoot and glowed on the walls, stone bricks with chiseled words and symbols that only stood out because of the shadows they created under the light of the fungus. Once I found an old skeleton. I mean, really old. So old that I think even my gran'ma wasn't been born yet. The ribs were broken up like someone had gotten mad at it. And then there were all the really sparky things from way-back-when. Did you know they used to make tools as long as a femur? It was a real waste, using so much metal on just one wrench, but it's real sparky to think of how strong they had to have been to work all day with those things.
These old tunnels are a lot smaller than I remember. As I walk, I have to take extra care not to slip on the fungi, which has been joined in recent