Youthanasia A Short Story Comparable To 31 Printed Pages Of Subtle Horror Plus An Excerpt From Another Short Story, Frankie S Prayers Lidia And Simon Drago Are Living Their Last Hoorah, A European Vacation Financed By Insurance Money They Received When Their House Burned Down On The Night Train From Paris To Florence They Encounter A Stranger Who Directs Them To A Lovely Pensione In Florence There, A Clever Artist Agrees To Depict The Dragos Not As They Look Now But How They Appeared In Their Prime If Only Lidia And Simon Hadn T Talked To The Stranger, Or Taken His Advice About The Pensione If Only They Hadn T Been So Vain, Wanting To Recapture Their Youth So Their Unborn Grandchild Would Know How Glamorous They D Been In Their Youth A Younger Version Of JFK And Jackie If Only Lidia Could Convince The Artist Peppe To Give Her And Simon Another Chance If Only. Well worth the Read I very much enjoyed this story The descriptions were so vivid, I felt like I was travelling along with this couple Their trip takes an eerie turn when they meet a stranger on a train I won t give away the ending, but will just say that it was not what they were hoping for Interestingbut it left too many unanswered questionsWhile the book was good, I must admit that it was confusing at various times and the ending left much to be desired.