A young woman, sitting on a bench at a small railroad station, waits. A man comes along to catch the early morning train. Innocently, he starts a conversation with her. The conversation turns when she begins to question him. She unnerves the man with her questions and he suddenly throws the burden on her. She begins to relate a story from her youth and is carried along in her narration to the point of hysteria. Almost inarticulate, she tries to explain what is wrong. Slowly she gets it out and the man begins to understand. He becomes deeply involved in another story she relates. "This is the saddest story,'' she says, and tells of a young man who was looking for something but could not find it. He died in the search for it and on his deathbed there is the possibility that he saw at last what he was looking for. The young man at the railroad station is totally aware now of the consequence of what has been said. He demands to know the answer; did the other young man find what he was looking for? The young woman runs away without giving him the answer he wants to hear. He is left alone to find it for himself.
Wisp in the Wind premiered at the Canadian University Drama Festival in Montreal, QC in February 1965 under the direction of Jack Cunningham.