If you're in the mood for a short story or two, check this site out.
My submissions are in. (Phew!) The first one is called "Lured" and is about that itch to escape for a while, the cycle of hope and despair. "Beginner's Luck" is the other story, and, well, it's a little grittier. What's funny is that there really was a crazy man on a London train, who ate hot dogs out of his lint-y pockets and spouted filth and spat at children. But the real crazy man was much scarier and more disturbing than the fiction he inspired.