Rated 3.50/5 based on 2 reviews
There is nothing wrong with checking your email while riding the subway on the way to work. Nothing at all. But it turns out that in a few short stations a simple and innocent activity can turn out to be something much deeper and important. On such a subway ride each keystroke will echo with the quiet sobs of your soul.
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About Ivan Popov

I am a fan of Terry Pratchett and Sergey Lukyanenko, of Tolkien and Brandon Sanderson. I've written several short stories through the years, trying to get out all the ideas that my imagination churns out day and night, I have made websites and programmed roguelike RPGs (, I've played and GMed pen-and-paper RPGs, designed board games, started writing several longer works.

This (publishing at Smashwords) is an attempt to put all this creative chaos in order, and finally get out into the world the stories that come out of my head. You can get a taste also at my blog, where I'll probably post some of my older works these days.


About the Series: Subway stories
From signing a deal with the Devil to becoming the hunting ground of an abstract predator, everything can happen to you on a subway ride. This is a collection of short stories inspired by the underground trains and one of their less known properties - with a little imagination they can take you anywhere!

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Review by: Mary Blackwell on March 28, 2015 :
The story starts with a young man on an underground train watching the others in his carriage. I enjoyed this part of the tale as I got a real sense of who the character was and what he was feeling, then we have a strange aspect to the journey observed but unfortunately when this reaches its climax and he leaves the train I felt that there was something missing. I think it is that there is no description really of how he is feeling, why he is not curious ... really what drives him forward.

I did like reading this but I would have a liked a little more .... perhaps passion ... in the last third of the book. The ending, however fit right in.
(review of free book)
Review by: sandra Bell on March 24, 2015 :
Interesting concept but FAR, FAR too short. I'm sure there's a story here somewhere but we need more to assess it.
I did enjoy the little bit that was offered.
(review of free book)
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