The WOMB is a love story and murder mystery that begins with two lovers, Jerome Bland and Wanda Cummings, both in their early thirties, who are homeless and hooked on drugs. The two decide to get off drugs and clean up their lives by entering a rehab, located in one of the most notoriously dangerous neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., called the WOMB.
In the WOMB, the lovers quickly realize their relationship is expressly forbidden. But the intense closeness of the setting increases their longing for one another, so much that when the first opportunity arises, they release their unrequited passion in a furious bout of lovemaking. Found out, and ejected from the program, they go their separate ways, but are eventually reunited by drugs.
Their daily struggle to transcend addiction is played out with a murder mystery in the background, a mystery that threatens both their lives and those who were in the program with them. After an attempt on is life, Jerome decides to fight back. What follows is a cat and mouse game that climaxes in one of the most devastating and disastrous events in the history of the Nations Capital.
King Khan grew up in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and now lives in West Virginia. He works in a hospital emergency room “where I see many people come in, over and over, caught up in the vicious spiral of addiction and hopelessness.”