Lena has seen and experienced her fair share of drama from her usual seat on her front porch. One thing she has learned as she watched life go by on Hussey Place is that like the houses in her neighborhood, nothing ever really seems to change. After a while, even the most avid people-watcher can grow bored and lose her rosy disposition. Now a sour middle-aged woman, Lena's only break from the monotony is to stir up trouble. But what would happen if trouble found her? Along comes a young man by the name of Thomas. He is related to one of Lena's most hated neighbors, so toying with him is the highlight of her gloomy day. But, as Lena learns, things are not always what they seem. What starts out as simple entertainment will end up giving Lena much more than she bargained for.