A Pinch of Devil's Touch by Chris Schooner
Approx. 8,790 words.
Published on May 28, 2012 by
Blue Cedar Publishing.
Years of dodging tankards, tea saucers, and unwanted cats meant Maxwell had honed his reflexes to an art form. This skill saves his head when once, quiet Rory swings a rusty hoe at him.
Whatever turned Rory crazy soon affects the rest of the town children and the adults refuse to listen. Maxwell, only a mere apprentice farmatologist, must rely on his studies to find an antidote.