My short story, “Heavy Artillery”, runs today on Fiction on the Web. It is set in a place where lilacs grew, killdeers protected their young and in the summer, people played softball on the schoolyard after church.
I expect that it was not as comfortable a place for others as it is in my memory. Or my imagination.
You can decide for yourself, here: http://www.fictionontheweb.co.uk/2016/10/heavy-artillery-by-mitchell-toews.html#more