It's time to turn out the light and step into the darkness.
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This collection of five flash fiction stories invites you to turn off the lights and step into the darkness as . . .
. . . a robber finds out that there's more to Hell than the devil and pitchforks.
. . . a young woman is about to stumble on a painting's dark secret.
. . . an old woman is about to see that the afterlife isn't everything she thought it would be.
. . . a man trying to survive as the world teeters on an apocalypse is trapped between the world he can't leave behind and the one he's so desperate to find.
. . . a young man is about realize that everyone has a darker side and that dark side is always hungry . . .
Sitting up on the table, I notice the jack-o-lantern next to me. It's one of the few things I ever did with my father. It's our ritual. Yellow candlelight fills its triangle eyes and leaks out its jagged mouth.
". . . once you open that door . . . once you give into that hunger . . . "
The girl tonight was nineteen and a year older than me. She fought and she cried.
". . . hunger . . . in the end, we got to remember that everything's hungry."