A Misplaced Stick (Short Story)
by C.D. Reimer
Published: March 24, 2012.
After his uncle disappears into the forest with a bucket of lard in hand, Little Billy and his grandfather tracks him down to an isolated area of the family ranch. Along the way he learns about the birds and the bees, what being a girl-crazy teenager meant to his father and uncle, and the dangers of putting his stick into the larded knothole of a tree. (A 2,515-word short story.)