Many people go through rough patches in life, times when everything is working against them. At some point, they’ll do anything for a chance to start over.
That chance sometimes comes as a job to deliver a package for a mysterious stranger. The job comes with a train ticket, instructions to never open the package, and a weapon to use “just in case.”
There are a lot of people who won’t take a job like that. There are a few who will take it after thinking about it a while.
But probably no one would sign up at all if they knew the train trip would literally take them through hell.
(My plan for this is to create tie-ins for my “Netherworld Central Railway” story on Kindle Vella. I hope you’ll check it out if you haven’t already).