Two boys attempt to cross a train trestle at night for excitement, but one has an ulterior motive—he’s not sure he wants to come back.
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The Children's Stories of Ben Woodard
Tom craves danger—to forget. He persuades his cousin Will to walk across High Bridge, a single track railroad bridge with no railings. Danger follows them onto the track, and Tom has to make a deadly choice.
This is a YA short story.
At the next full moon they grabbed flashlights and slogged through the dew-wet fields. The river sweated fog that rolled over the hillsides turned by the wind into swirling wraiths. The Kentucky countryside resembled an eerie graveyard of lost souls. The cold dampness filled Tom’s every pore.