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Stranded in a hurricane, a woman treats her husband's hydrophobic rabies before discovering his fear of water is not just a symptom.

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Stranded in a hurricane, a woman treats her husband's hydrophobic rabies before discovering his fear of water is not just a symptom.

Rural South Carolina - a hurricane rages across the state.  Flood waters cut off newlywed couple Val and Barry’s farmhouse, isolating them from help.  Inside, Barry lies wracked with pain, the result of an infected animal bite. 

As the water threatens to engulf their sanctuary, Barry’s condition deteriorates; signs of a deadly infection begin to show.  Val struggles on, calmly providing what comfort she can as they wait for the storm to subside and the hope of rescue.  

Unbeknownst to them, the disease is set to be the least of their concerns.  A far greater danger is stirring within Barry’s old family home; waiting beneath the surface for its moment to strike.

As Barry slips deeper into a fevered nightmare we chance a glimpse into the past.  Through this we learn how Barry and Val came to be here and the forces that threaten to tear them apart.

The past holds a dark secret.  The kind that finds a way to reach into the present for one last vengeful swipe.

Hold your breath, it’s about to be one hell of a honeymoon.

Chris Courtney Martin’s Hydrophobia shifts effortlessly between past and present to weave a chilling tale of a young couple bound by love, yet tormented by a hatred that refuses to let it be. A tense, brooding piece that plays on the mind long after reading.

Review by Steve Miles
Submitted: December 12, 2016
Last Updated: June 4, 2018
Times Downloaded: 35
Last Downloaded: August 13, 2019

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The Writer: Chris Courtney Martin

Chris Courtney Martin hails from Philadelphia, where she was introduced to her craft. In high school, she placed in the Philadelphia Young Playwrights competition three years out of four. After receiving the prestigious Liberty scholarship, Martin started Drexel University's Screenwriting & Playwriting program, where she switched gears to focus on screenwriting. Martin graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree from Drexel's SCRP program, as well as minors in Film & Video and Art History. She has since won/placed in several screenwriting competitions (including Urbanworld and Emerging Screenwriters) and received promotion via the 2018 Young & Hungry List, 2018 Bitch List and... Go to bio
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