Although Scott Carey doesnt look any different, hes been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesnt want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis.
In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of Kings most iconic stories, Scott is engaged in a low gradebut escalatingbattle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scotts lawn. One of the women is friendly; the other, cold as ice. Both are trying to launch a new restaurant, but the people of Castle Rock want no part of a gay married couple, and the place is in trouble. When Scott finally understands the prejudices they faceincluding his ownhe tries to help. Unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of Scotts affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others.