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?

What happened to this countryside? Where did the train used to go? And what’s up with those little kids?

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(Also, someone please write a story from the POV of the dog. Pretty please! Are dogs ruling this dystopia? That pup does look pretty commanding ...)

Checkpoint by artist Jordan Grimmer; check out more of his work on his DeviantArt page.