In hill country, strange young Gavin Wilcox comes home to live with his extended family after the local psychiatric facility shuts down. A lightning storm has a peculiar effect on Gavin, leaving him with a taste for the leeches and rotted things he mixes up into a shine in an old stump on the hill behind the family home. Eventually this leads to a taste for other things. Even after his execution by hanging after the incident, Gavin Wilcox still insists on sharing the odious libations of his cup.

Narrated by Daniel Foytik for The Wicked Library Episode #622