by Michael Hofferber. Copyright © 1998. All rights reserved.
Living in a small town, you share a sense of common destiny with your neighbors. When tragedy strikes, the whole community trembles.
Our town has been shaken twice in recent weeks. The police chief, a popular and respected man with a young family, died in a freak highway accident when a delivery truck swerved into his lane and hit him head-on with its load.
Barely two weeks later a single mother and her four small children were murdered in their home and a local sharecropper, known to be a friend of theirs, was found dead in his pickup from a gunshot wound to his head. Investigators suspect a murder-suicide, but they are still trying to find a motive.
Continued at... Incidents in a Small Town
Artwork: The Mill in Winter by Dwight Baird