In a game of love, two losers are drawn together by necessity: a need for shelter rather than love. She and her child have been abandoned, and he has lost everything he held dear. Having experienced romance in the past, niether wishes to go through it again, thank you very much. The story begins as they are about to meet, in a small community, of a sort you may be familiar with, perhaps even grew up in. The period is the early nineteen-nineties but the theme is timeless. This is about the perpetual conflict between the sexes, fought with the sharpest knives, dipped in sweet honey.
Light filtered through bedroom curtains and Charly woke, sensing something had gone wrong. Her eyes wandering over cracked ceiling plaster in their morning ritual, while her ears scanned the frequencies of early sounds--house noises, faint bird calls.