A destroyed train displaying a tattered flag forms a gateway to a brighter land located further down the tracks. Are the taller figures some sort of futuristic miliary, cobbled together to police the post-apocalypse? Are they merely collecting a toll, or giving helpful directions?
Marta assured her that the Rival Robots were a hoax, a pair of sculptures constructed by some mischievous artist after the city had already been abandoned. But Lili slipped away to the site every chance she got, imagining an era when giant mechanical creatures battled across the Earth. An illustration by Jordan Grimmer