By the time this is posted it will have been about 2 weeks since this happened, but here is what it’s really like living in a small town.
March 15th, 2016 tragedy struck our town. It was blasted all over the news about a serious house fire that happened early that Sunday morning killing 5 young adults leaving one survivor. Crazy right?! What on Earth could have been going on for none of them to escape?! Honestly, my first thought was that it was really a math lab that had blown up. (This town is eat the hell up with meth and all other types of drugs.) The story going around was that while out getting the group some breakfast, the home had caught on fire. Immediately the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in as well at state Fire Marshalls, crime lab crews, anyone and everyone who could lend a hand getting this case solved. Days later and amidst the rumors the truth came to light. The lone survivor (which happens to be someone I went to high school with) did it. A neighbor’s security camera actually caught him walking back into the house after walking out to his truck. He shot them and burned down the home to try to cover it up. (There are so many other small details that have been spread around, but due the nature of my blog I’d rather not mention those here.) What possesses someone to be that cruel? To harm another human being to that extent? It’s sickening.
People say, “this is a small town, things like that don’t happen here.” That’s where you’re wrong! It’s always a small town! That’s why people do the things they do. They figure that it’ll just get covered up because it’s “just a small town.” That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works. If you commit a crime, you will pay for it. This guy will never see the light of day again. He ruined his life by taking 5 others. What a shame. Don’t let the fact of it being a small town blind you from the reality that bad things will happen regardless. Just because you know someone doesn’t mean a damn thing in reality. You can’t trust anyone these days. That guy called those 5 people some of his best friends and look how that turned out.
Keep your babies close and continue to spread love and positivity. We need it these days. ♥