Fume is a short story by Richard Gavin.

“As the self-appointed sentinel of the sleepy hamlet of Beech Point, Clark is willing to go to any length to preserve a way of life he deems ordinary, decent. But something lies in wait at the edge of his cherished home, something seething and primordial.
Clark shall soon awaken it.
It shall soon awaken Clark.”

Fume was published in October 2015 by Dunham’s Manor Press.