A traveller needs help as he passes through the Ozarks. The girl on the roadside fence laughs at his misfortunes in changing his tire. She wants to go with him, claiming to be a run away.
We learn the man is Matthew Wright, a professor, and is writing a ppaper on witchcraft. The 16 year old Abigail tells about her goal to be married. Taking her home,Mr Jenkins tells a slightly different story about who is beating who. Since she reached her teenage years, she has developed the skil of breaking or throwing things without touching them. Her temper is the center of all manner of damage. She’s also older than the years she claims.
The professor of psychology leaves, but is surprised to find Abigail waiting for him in his hotel room. Abigail claims to have an alter ego. Libby is a twin who died at a young age, and gets the blame for the strange activities. When put on the spot, or notin a rage, she can’t move things. Matthew takes advantage of his new lab experiment to write his paper. But has Abigail put her own designs on the no good, miserable cad? Might she be in more control of her powers than Matthew bargained for? He may have trouble getting her out of his head.