The dark harrowing tale of a young woman who must assume her mother's role of Gatekeeper.
A crippled woman's life changes over decades of inhabiting and guarding tainted soil where her only refuge has been the branches of a tall pine tree. Her father had a bad temper and turned into a monster. Mom did her best but couldn't spare her daughter from a terrible Fate: a legacy of sacrifice and despair; the duty to ward off Evil. This horror story by Lori R. Lopez is narrated in the grim voice of a survivor. It is an account of madness and misery, of stark terror and bleak acceptance.