4:20 To Nevermore #15038

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The Story

Pappy McCall is putting in another day at work on the Great Divide & Nevermore Railroad. Most skeleton spooks don’t have to work after retiring to the Town of Afterlife, but Pappy always loved working as a brakeman for the railroad in The Before. These days, he’d rather not lay around the vault…having something to do for Eternity is much better. Here he is switching cars in the railroad yard in the town of Great Divide, for a train soon to pull out for Nevermore at 4:20 sharp.

Pappy is simply sticking with what he knows and still enjoys, railroading, but this time as a skeleton railroader. Old railroaders never die, they just sign on with another railroad line hauling freight of a slightly different nature. These cars might even be part of a soul train for all any mere mortal might know.

Besides, someone has to keep things moving despite the circumstances. Otherwise, everything would come to a dead stop. He has his railroad lantern in hand, ready to signal the engineer it’s almost time for the train to leave for Nevermore on the dot at 4:20 PM.

Railroading is 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 from an eternity in motion working the freight trains forever, but what’s a little joint wear to worry about when doing what you love?

It’s 4:20…gotta go…

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: the ghost town of Great Divide, with a train soon to leave at 4:20 to Nevermore by way of Afterlife. Picture and story © Andrew Dierks.

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