Devastated by the death of her husband, Nelly hid deep within the bayou, resigning herself to a simple life of mourning. But the bayou is home to many secrets and one of those secrets had been watching her, waiting for just the right moment to give Nelly the very thing she longed for most in life.
Following a lead that takes him deep into the Louisiana bayou, Martian L. Beast discovers little more than rain-soaked roads and a blurry photograph. About to write off the trip as a bust, an offhand comment by the woman he’s interviewing reveals there’s more to this story than any of the locals would ever let on and more to what happened to Nelly than can easily be explained.
After her husband’s death, Nelly hid deep in the swamps of Louisiana. Filling the hole left in her life with fishing and whiskey, she was content in her misery and in the simple existence she pulled from the land. Days blurred one into another until Nelly notices there’s something odd about the gator that visits her stilt house each night, something odd in the way those dark eyes watch her every move.
An unusual encounter leaves Nelly convinced she’s losing her mind, as there’s no evidence for what’s happening to her aside from a pleasure riddled body and renewed hope in life. The nightly encounters continue, each one more passionate than the last until Nelly finally discovers one of the swamp’s greatest secrets and uncovers the truth that lays hidden in the gator’s dark eyes.
While Nelly may have uncovered a secret known only to the most reclusive swamp dwellers, Martian is left with little more than questions -and a strong hunch that there’s more to these locals than meets the eye.