Canadian Club is a story about underage drinking. I can't say for sure every teenager has tried alcohol before they were legally permitted, but I can guess that most probably did.
This story is about the situations that young people usually think they are too bright to find themselves in, and the situations that parents all dread when their children get old enough to venture out after dark. It is a story about fitting in, taking risks, fear, relief and disgust. It's also about trusting a friend and being left to fend for yourself.
I particularly enjoyed writing the descriptive scenery for this story. Graveyards are ominous in their own right, but this one juxtaposes the new and maintained from the old and forgotten. Add in the old road covered in alders and the mystery in my imagination continues, as I hope it will in yours.
The theme of Canadian Club is universal and I think most readers will relate to aspects of this story, or at the very least know someone who can. So enjoy and cheers!