We live in this world for as long as it takes
for a butterfly to land on the tip of a Curioneedle 
and then fly away.”
H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche.

In the tradition of The Seven Faces of Dr, Lao and Needful Things comes this tale of a mysterious stranger who comes to town and opens a curio shop to entertain and amuse the locals and which always seems to stock the deepest desires of each shopper, with a price far heavier than expected.

FBI agent Bart Needham who first appeared in Morphed is searching for a missing physicist who may have hidden the God Particle in a special type of locket. The locket believed to be of the same type found in an excavation in early Egypt by Professor Lindfors in 1928. Things aren’t all they seem to be in the quiet commuter suburb of Barrington, IL. as each visitor to Vanities curio shop has their life forever altered by interaction with the mysterious woman owner and her black cat named Bastet with the emerald green eyes.