Tara and David are typical “Hollywooders” in that appearances are everything.  What looks flashy and successful from the outside is all actually a bit of a façade.  Having built a new home they can barely afford, the wheels of the couple’s happy little marriage cart are only one revolution away from falling off completely.   Tara’s art isn’t selling the way it used to, David is insecure in his hold on his pretty young wife (his former student) and an unexpected pregnancy is adding emotional weight to a relationship that would never have been called rock solid, even at the romantic beginning. 

Building supervisor Ryan was once the romantic spark in Tara’s eye and as one last hurrah before motherhood and domestic servitude, Tara and Ryan give it a red hot go upstairs in the unfinished house.   In the inevitable post coital confrontation, David’s cuckholded ire takes unexpected force and Ryan plummets a floor down to the concrete below.  David and Tara now need to stop with the lies and join together truly as a team, or neither one of them will be making it through this horror intact.


S.D. Monaghan

S. D. Monaghan grew up in Dublin before travelling extensively in Asia, Europe and America. After teaching English in Thailand for two years, he moved back to Ireland and gained an honours degree in psychology. While living in Canada for four years, he studied screenwriting in Toronto. S. D. Monaghan completed the Masters in Creative Writing at Trinity College, Dublin.

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