Don stopped typing and looked at the last passage he wrote about a horrendous murder in his hometown:
“The Burke family was slaughtered in their beds. Parents and the two children had their throats slit. No clues left behind. Investigators baffled about motive.“
As the lone reporter for the local newspaper he had to write about the murder. He didn’t want to sensationalize it, but the editor insisted. One side of his brain said tamp the story down. The other said quit worrying and do your job.
The last thing he wanted to do was bring unwanted attention to himself!