"When it all began, there was hope and a great sense of possibility. By the time it ended, little was left but blood, fear and a river of loneliness."From the author of "Neighbors" comes another dark thriller about Lizzy, a frail creature with a strange facial deformity. To live a life of a rarefied mind where no one is allowed to trespass seems the only reasonable choice for her. Unfortunately, there are those who either willingly or by accident trespass into her world, unleashing forces of fear and death.The Yearning is a story of terror, blood and lust. But above all, it is a story of love, loneliness and survival.Please be advised that this is a 5,000 word short story.