"He that sweetest rose will find, must find love's prick and Rosalind"
Several ages of love and infatuation cross in a coffeehouse known as The Forest
- a high school girl masquerades as a boy, fielding romantic interests both gay and straight
- two college wrestlers and the student editor of the campus literary magazine struggle with a complicated love triangle and a mysterious online poet
- a transgender minister finds the possibility of companionship with a local police officer.
"Love's Prick" is a modern day riff on the love, gender confusion and other themes of Shakespeare's romantic comedy "As You Like It."