Melissa is a simple seven year old girl who loves the little things in life. Despite the fact that her working single mother can barely provide for them, Melissa is cheerful, fun-loving, upbeat, and thinks the best of everyone and everything … except for the
Alligator, a Stalker who follows her at a distance, wherever she goes.
As the rest of Melissa’s life is recounted in very much Forrest Gump style, the audience sees Melissa every ten years; growing with her through the rough times and the good times, and learning the things that Melissa learns throughout her life. In every ten year segment, the Stalker hovers closer and closer, and every ten year segment ends at a unique point where Melissa, fearing for her life, flees from an unseen danger.