Digging Up The Dirt by John Porter
Approx. 11,550 words.
Published on March 15, 2012.
All small towns thrive on gossip. It's not what happens that matters but what's said about it. A clergyman visiting a crazy old lady soon finds that tittle-tattle can be socially harmful, as well as confusing, and quite dangerous to his own health. One of ten stories in a compilation called A Collection Of Dirty Little Stories.