Blood on the Tracks
by J. Tobias Beard
C-VILLE cover story for the week of 5/1/2012:
A partly cloudy day, late March, unseasonably warm. Two men look up as I step into a small clearing in the woods beyond the coal tower.
“Hope I’m not bothering you.”
“It’s cool,” one of them says. He moves over on the makeshift bench so I have room to sit down.
“I saw you taking pictures,” he says. “You know two kids were killed here?”
I know, and that’s part of the reason I’m there. But only part of it.