The Pick Up
by Paul Samael
Published: March 22, 2013.
After a bizarre incident in a playground leads to accusations of molesting someone else's child, a father of two turns to the media to defend himself - but gets rather more than he bargained for. A long-ish short story (11,000 words) about bringing up children, media hysteria and building sandcastles.
"Faultless and compelling" (Michael Graeme).