Nite Train

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They called him Nite Train.

He was the old man on the hobo rail system. He told everyone he met a different story about how he came to be know as Nite Train. When times got tough he left town. He took the Nite Train and never looked back.

But he knew his life was just about over. Too many fights. Too many scars. Too many angry women. He was running out of places to hide from the world.

As he hopped on the last box car on the run to Chicago he knew it was his last Night Train.

 

17 thoughts on “Nite Train

  1. Dale January 14, 2017 / 11:13 am

    He made his choices… sad they ended up being…

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  2. Michael Wynn January 13, 2017 / 6:37 am

    Sounds like the inevitable has caught up with him, but presumably he enjoyed the ride

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  3. neelwritesblog January 12, 2017 / 6:29 am

    Very interesting story, Dan. I like the tone of finality and the sad but inevitable end.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. michael1148humphris January 11, 2017 / 7:01 pm

    It’s time for him to retire gracefully before his ashes go up the exhaust pipe🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. wmqcolby January 11, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    Very cool story, Dan. Has that sense of adventure mixed with finality.

    Wonderful.

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