This story takes place in the rugged coal fields of the segregated south, during the late 1940's. Nothing much had changed there in a very long time. Because of the social attitudes of that time and place, it was unlikely that the two people in this story would ever have even met. Then, one summer, something happened there that upset the status quo. A local boy is fascinated as he watches things unfold and begins to see that things are not as easily understood as he had been led to believe. "Bad things happen when there's no one around to see."
Ron Charles is an actor, photographer and writer. He has written many stories. But, this is the first story he has written that is in any way biographical.