On still

by Malin's eating

She would see them leaving the orchards at sundown. They would start walking along the road, hoping to catch a ride somewhere. She wondered about their lives, wondered if they were happy. A few days later, she turned on the TV and found that there had been a terrible accident. A truck carrying 45 fruit pickers had been crushed under a freight train. She wondered about the people she had seen.
Wondered if they were still there.

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