4:20 To Nevermore #15038
Pappy McCall is putting in another day at work on the Great Divide & Nevermore Railroad. Most skeletons don’t have to work after retiring to Afterlife, but Pappy always loved working as a brakeman for the railroad in The Before. He’s simply sticking with what he knows and still enjoys it, this time as a skeleton railroader. Old railroaders never die, they just sign on with another railroad line of a different nature.
Besides, someone has to keep things moving. Otherwise, it would all come to a dead stop. He has his railroad lantern in hand, ready to signal the engineer it’s almost time to leave for Nevermore.
It’s dirty work with long hours, but somehow this spook knows how to keep his bones clean. They do rattle a little when the train gets going, though. It comes with eternity in motion working the freight trains forever.
For more skeleton humor and what goes on in the town of Afterlife, check out the Skeleton Gallery on the website for a dark humor laugh.
Location: switching cars in the yard at the ghost town of Great Divide, Pennsylvania, soon to leave on the 4:20 to Nevermore by way of Afterlife. Picture and story © Andrew Dierks.
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