At the beginning of summer, the year they are twelve, two boys explore a forbidden cave near their homes. Everyone in town knows about the cave. A few still whisper about the tragedy that happened there a generation ago. It's a dangerous place, their parents tell them, and they should stay away. But temptation proves to be too much. Soon, both boys are lost within a story of awakening and innocence lost. A story one of them will remember for the rest of his life. "The Boys of Bald Cave" is a complete 5500-word story, readable for most in under an hour.