The Train of Life

Published by David V. Barth at Smashwords

Copyright 2012 by David V. Barth

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Preface
Chapter 2: Kyle and Barbara were on a train trip
Chapter 3: Barbara and Kyle see many friends and relatives get off the train
Chapter 4: Kyle gets off the train to Barbara's dismay
Chapter 5: Barbara sets up the Kyle Foundation
Chapter 6: Barbara senses that it is her time to get off the train
Chapter 7: Barbara finds herself in a beautiful universe of stars and galaxies
Chapter 8: Barbara meets all of her friends and relatives who got off the train before her
Chapter 9: Barbara's Mother had kept track of her during her journey
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Chapter 11: About the Author

Chapter 1: Preface

This story was written on November 18, 2005. The idea for it came when my brother-in-law, Steve, sent me an email with a similar concept. From that short email, this story was developed, sort of like "improv night" at a club where you take a few words and develop and expand a story from them.

All characters in this story are fictitious. Any similarity to persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

Chapter 2: Kyle and Barbara were on a train trip

Kyle and his wife, Barbara, were on a train trip. But this was no ordinary train. It was the train of life. A lot of people were on the train. Kyle and Barbara knew only a few persons on the train; their relatives, friends, and people they had heard about or read about in the news. Every now and then, the train would come to a stop, and some of the passengers would get off and go on their way. Some new-born babies would come aboard to meet their new parents. Then the train would start rolling again, carrying its passengers on their life journey.

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