Wandering Aimlessly

Hey, I'm Brian Cray - adventure travel writer and seasonal worker. Follow my adventure short stories on hitchhiking, train hopping and wandering.

Chartreuse Sky

Vibrant fall branches, a facade of chartreuse sky, whispers with the wind.

Be a Freight

"This is a fictionalized story based off the dumb shit I've seen people do on YouTube...this is for all the YouTube view whores and clowns who don't respect the train and treat it like a playground. If you're gonna ride and post vids at least be safe and know what you're doing?" Gray drizzled the sky through the wisps of clouds and my feet scampered along the slick parking lot with my friend hustling beside me. My head swiveled back-and-forth. Between the flash of red brick facade and the drowning squeals of freight rolling tenderly along the steel, my heart...

50 Shades of Train

People know you ride when she rolls into a town, with you drenched in grease. Your face smudged in dirt. Your fingernails are deep black. You ramblin' train tramp.

Mystery Man

My face is my face, but I am still a ghost, yes, I am still a ghost.

Sentimental Scribblings

Immersed in the wax, Scribbling, writing emotions, Leaving marks behind...
Abandoned Maryland

Abandoned Rosewood Center

Abandoned Rosewood Center Update:  The Abandoned Rosewood Center was recently purchased by Stevenson University so over the next several years the project will expand the...
The Fresno Train Yard

Freight to Fresno on a Work Car

Train Hopping Fresno It briskly showered the night before covering my bivy in a film of morning dew. My sleeping pad soaked up every droplet...

Be a Freight

"This is a fictionalized story based off the dumb shit I've seen people do on YouTube...this is for all the YouTube view whores and...
Lost Dutchman's State Park

Lost Dutchman’s Park

Haunted Lost Dutchman's Park I worked another frantic week on my feet busing tables, serving food and rearranging tables, chairs and silverware for the next...
Train Hopping Grainer

Emotional Nihilist

The Emotional Nihilist - Prose Poetry He walks alone; Drowning in himself; His incompetence His sorrows His fears All clouding his mind… His choices An emotional nihilist Seeking hedonistic pleasures… With a tip of...
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