The hard-bitten but brilliant private investigator, Stan Avery, seems like a guy straight out of a mystery novel. As it turns out, that’s because he is. When Stan is only moments away from the final confrontation with his nemesis, he instead finds himself stuck in a room with the Writer, an author who claims to have created and the universe he lives in. Having suffered from writer’s block for over a year, the Writer has placed himself into his own story in a desperate effort to craft the perfect ending, an ending he wants Stan to write himself. What follows is a dialogue between man and Creator about love, purpose, freedom, and the meaning of existence.