USA

Brian Cray wanders the USA by freight train, hitchhiking and foot, backpacking between the lesser traveled roads to show us the splendid landscapes of America.  His prose short stories pack a punch with adventure as he wanders between temp jobs to taste the nectar of life.

Gettin’ Flooded

“This story is from the winter of 2017 after I gave Kelly most of my money to pay off her credit card debt, and traveled America on little to no money as...

Under a “Needle-Infested” Bridge

"This story is from the winter of 2017 after I gave Kelly most of my money to pay off her credit card debt, and traveled America on little to no money as...
Train Hopping in Chicago

Giants on the Steel in Small-town Iowa

I hopped off my first Viking Ship around 9 PM, wandering the dark, dusty, dirt roads of Fort Madison, IA. The crisp air calmed me and as I listened to the deafening bellows of...

Trainless Days in the Woods

Vermont Railway Systems in Rutland The air suffocates my face as mucous dribbles down my nose and onto my lips. I lay there on layers of moist cardboard, wrapped in a cocoon of nylon, listening...

The Wood Chip Train Can

Train Hopping Millinocket, Maine I woke up covered in a thick, wet, film of condensation from the crashing raindrops running rampant throughout the rough night, festering from the ambush of humidity. I glanced through the...