Down By The Riverside by Billie Sue Mosiman
Approx. 7,700 words.
Published on July 21, 2012.
A novelette first published in SOUTH FROM MIDNIGHT, Southern Fried Press, edited by Richard Gilliam, Martin H. Greenberg, Thomas R. Hanlon.
Baby Boy lives in a tree house his father made. His mother died and now his dad has passed away, leaving Baby Boy alone. Though a grown man, he has to learn how to cook and care for himself. He keeps worrying about the monsters in the nearby river.