19 year old Emylene Stipe is a 2nd generation Goth who, like every teenage girl, is trying to find her place in the world. One night she comes upon an old painting in an antique store and is compelled to purchase it. When she brings it home, an image of a young woman appears in the sketch and then magically materializes in her apartment. Emylene nicknames her ‘Poinsettia” and they quickly become fast friends. But Poinsettia and an ulterior motive for her sudden and strange intrusion into her host’s life, and it causes Emylene to question her entire belief system.
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