A suburban single-mom does her best to raise her son against the scorn and wagging tongues of her neighbours. But one can only take so much nagging. From Michael Van Rooy Award-winning and bestselling author Susie Moloney's Things Withered, this short story is one of a set of fourteen tales of lingering suburban horror and all-too human darkness. ChiZine Publications (CZP) curates the best of the bizarre, bringing you the most excitingly weird, subtle, dark, and disturbing literary fiction. Look for more titles in the ChiZine short stories collection to build your digital library.