Jonathan C. has a challenge for our readers with 2 story descriptions looking for titles.

Do any of you out there know the title to these stories?

Both are short stories I read as a teenager back in the early 1970s so the stories must be older than that.

Story 1 – A man lives his life in a disjointed way (a little bit like _Slaughter House 5_ or _The Time Travelers Wife_) but what he can do is to keep a diary, and so as the story progresses he changes his future. He then meets a woman who he discovers also lives her life in a jumbled time-line way. Together they manipulate their own timelines. The final lines of the story have the two as newly born babies in cots next to each other and both reach out to each other.

Story 2 – A man boards a metro underground railway train to find the end of the rail line. The journey goes on and on, and on, and then he finds he is approaching the stop from where he left but coming from the other direction. (The implication being that the world is one big city.)

Can you name these stories?

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