It was a regular early evening walk when suddenly the silence was broken by the sound of Elvis singing. Are You Lonesome Tonight drifted from an open window and across the lawn and onto the sidewalk where I was walking.
It was an Autumn evening just after sundown. I was finishing up my walk and passing by the old Thornton house. The sound of Elvis singing Are You Lonesome Tonight was still drifting from an open window. Then the sound of a single gun shot floated across the lawn and onto the sidewalk where I was walking.
Later there were emergency vehicles and yellow crime tape circled round the old Thornton house. Are You Lonesome Tonight was still breaking the evening’s silence. As nights go, it was a long night.