300 short stories:: story 172

story: “The Adventure of a Traveler” author: Italo Calvino year: 1958 where: Philadelphia Fox Chase train note: From Gli Amori Difficili  a line: “The apartment was again in darkness. The train devoured its invisible road. Could Frederico ask more of life? From such bliss to sleep, the transition is brief."

300 short stories:: story 169

story: “The Adventure of a Soldier” author: Italo Calvino year: 1984 (English translation) where: Philadelphia train note: Such great description of how time stretches in the moments of nearness to someone we desire. a line: “This meeting of calves was precious, but it came at a price, a loss: in fact, the body's weight was shifted and the …