It’s midnight when Regina Dean she receives a harrowing phone call and learns that the corpse of her best friend, Lola Rusher, has been found and she must return to her, Godforsaken, hometown of Black Water for the funeral of the beloved girl who disappeared when they were both only sixteen years old.
Soon after returning to Black Water Regina realizes that the details revealed with the discovery of Lola’s corpse do not make sense, especially the fact that Lola’s body was dug up on the land of their childhood piano teacher.
Determined to lay Lola to rest, Regina launches her own investigation, but is hindered when someone warns her to “STOP DIGGING” and also by the fact that her journey forces her to look into the mirror at her own distorted image and finally take responsibility for the role that she herself played in the tragedy.
Despite the challenges, the truth about what happened to Lola Rusher will be revealed along with a most unexpected and perverse secret that threatens to expose everyone in Black Water.
Everyone knows something, but no one knows everything…
This vividly morbid tale follows Regina Dean with sharp imagery and moving dialogue to a place where the wickedness of a close knit community is costumed most effectively by its very own silence.
In a moment of reflection I was moved to write this story when my mind wandered to the subject of evil; how many evil acts it took before one was considered evil and once the line was crossed if we as human beings have the objectiveness to look into the mirror and know it, but even more importantly have the strength to reverse it.