The Bodies of Walton County
May 2, 2019 3:01 PM   Subscribe

The Bodies of Walton County
I've lived in a lot of places, but never one with this many bodies.

True stories from my community.

Paradise Falls - A search for a body in my neighbor's yard leads to an interesting conversation with the local lawman.

The Trailers - My husband discovers a terrible link between the neighborhood and his childhood friend.

Come and Take It - The display of a Confederate flag prompts a serious conversation with the neighbors.

Andy's Bananas - My tenant asks me not to rent the house next door to the people who murdered his son.

1-800-Ben's Coffins - Plans to attend a Trump rally are interrupted by a death in the neighborhood.

This End of the Street - You may have rats, but at least you're white.

Buried - For a county with "repent" signs nailed to all its pine trees, we sure are an unapologetic lot.
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posted by staggering termagant (3 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

Excellent writing. I could picture everything!
posted by gryphonlover at 10:06 PM on May 5, 2019 [1 favorite]

These are really wonderful. Felt like I was back in Georgia. Thank you.
posted by whimsicalnymph at 3:02 PM on May 20, 2019 [1 favorite]

Wonderful writing. I grew up just east of Atlanta and didn’t know those stories. I look forward to the next column.
posted by conscious matter at 2:37 PM on June 18, 2019

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