Elise, a socially awkward professional single woman finally buys a piece of real estate – a house with a garden – which she feels she can shape to her own desires. Her need to control her surroundings, her fatal flaw, will never be directed to a human partner. Instead she turns her energy toward taming nature.
An odd-looking real estate agent has sold her the parcel after the previous owners have abruptly abandoned the house, a bungalow with a creepily over-grown garden. As Elise attempts to weed and groom her property, it seems to fight against her. Bugs bite her, thorns pierce her, gardening tools are ripped from her hands and mysteriously disappear.
She feels the dislike of the townsfolk toward the city people who keep buying up the countryside only to domesticate it to city tastes. Are they behind the creeping dangers that assault her at every turn? Or is there some larger malevolent force in play?
“…The tension and fear crawl right under your skin...along with all the other creepy crawly creatures. Terrific fun and terror.” - Amazon Review
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Debra Victoroff is a writer with eclectic interests. She has written several short plays that have appeared in regional theatres around the country. In 2009, her play “Letter From A Soldier” took second place in the New Works of Merit Play Competition in NYC, and was performed at the Vancouver, British Columbia Fringe Festival.
Debra also writes a monthly Horoscope parody for the women’s online humor magazine Happy Woman Magazine.
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