Chester recites a silent prayer to St. Stockton. Prays for this trip to be a success. It had begun as a rescue, an escape from the seas and bondage. But now? Now he is a disciple. An acolyte to the rails. And this was to be their final pilgrimage.

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Alex Stanmyer lives and teaches middle school outside Boston. He spends his summers identifying Greek temples, tombs, and peak sanctuaries with his archaeologist wife. His fiction has previously appeared in Daily Science Fiction and Gallery of Curiosities. You can connect with him on Twitter @StannyLeroy.

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