25 Wrds: Amongst the cane fields of rural Louisiana, an aging mothers struggles to reconcile her convictions of faith with the love she has for her alcoholic son and a troubled preacher.50 Wrds: It’s burning season and Helen Wayne’s attempts to treat the family’s mange-ridden dog have proven fruitless. She looks to the church for hope as the dog’s rashes grow more fierce by the day. In the sanctuary, Reverend Pastor Joseph Tillman preaches a righteous sermon, but can’t seem to maintain his sobriety in the wake of his wife’s recent passing. Helen’s only surviving son Daniel’s recent unemployment has left him ruminating in isolation with his young son Jeremiah. As Daniel’s delusion swells, he begins to introduce Jeremiah to his vices.