Flourish | 2006
From a psychiatric ward, tutor & proofreader Gaby Winters elaborately recounts a recent evening spent babysitting a 16 year old girl--an evening that results in the girl's disappearance. While Gaby's story is recorded to video, she tells of her urgent attempts to relocate the missing teen before her parents return home. Gaby's search is set to a tapestry of snaking subplots: the unlikely spy hunting down an envelope, the eloping girl he exploits, her doting mother, the military husband, his pious mistress, an abducted woman, and the ailing fiance wandering around in a karate gee bent on beating a man he mostly believes is banging his girl. Gaby's story--infused with anarchy--will climax memorably, or so she intends.