The Computer Nerd
Marriage is hard enough for healthy couples, but when you put your spouse in a mental institution and she later escapes, marriage can get a lot tougher. Anston Michaels encounters this snafu when he discovers his relationship with Alice is about to resume--without his permission--and that her plans for their future will straddle the line between making him a better man and destroying their lives. More
Complete safety in virtual isolation? Or likely destruction in a real romance? In the program of life, we must consider all of the variables.
Anston Michaels has spent the last year living quietly alone, content with his privacy and loving his slow-paced lifestyle. His is a life without drama. His days are filled with peace. He has two friends he spends once a month fishing with, and he goes on the occasional date to keep things from getting too lonely, but his social life is controlled to his liking, and he's pretty sure he couldn't be happier. So, when he returns home from his unexpectedly exciting fishing trip for a night of unwind, he is surprised to find Rebecca, his latest would-be girlfriend, sitting on his porch, collecting on a date that he’s forgotten about. And he's definitely not ready for it. What's worse, while he prepares to leave with her, he discovers that someone even more important has been calling while he was away, someone he can’t ignore. Even though acknowledging the caller’s request for a meeting means losing the date, and likely the beautiful Rebecca with it, he has to accept it. It’s a matter concerning his ex-wife: She has just escaped from the mental hospital that he had her committed to a year ago, and now she may be looking for payback.
What follows is a journey into the mind of woman who seeks mutilation or marriage, reconciliation or revenge, or something far more sinister than anything Anston can imagine, and he must rescue her from her madness and stop her from ruining both of their lives before it’s too late. But is it actually madness that drives her? And is it really she who needs the rescuing? And does Anston truly know his ex-wife as well as he thinks he does?
"The Computer Nerd Scandal" is the suspenseful but quirky tale of a former married couple who seems to constantly walk out of step with each other, even when their love still lingers beneath the surface, even when their livelihoods are at stake. Their journey is sometimes frightening and sometimes ridiculous, but no relationship is perfect, and they rediscover their range for understanding each other as they work together to deal with a personal crisis that combines kidnap, conspiracy, and, worst of all, forced love into a tidy little demented weekend getaway package that neither is sure they’ll survive thanks to the sociopathic third party who’s tagged along for the ride.
Also comes with a post-credits scene.
If you love human interest stories with unusual twists, and you're wondering why your marriage isn't great or if you're dating the right person, then "The Computer Nerd Scandal" is right for you.
Note: Updated with revised version on April 29, 2016.
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