"Down By The River" is a dark, short story about two people so incredibly in love living in a small town. It represents a die hard love, literally. The story starts when two young people meet, and this boy is so incredibly infatuated with this girl that he would do anything for her, so when she asks him to help her commit a crime, he does so. Once caught they began to run away from their town down to the river that separated once town from another. Little did he know, this entire time she had been plotting to kill him.