Ralph Myers grieves over the loss of his wife to cancer and blames the doctors for her demise. When he attends a party at his doctor's house, uninvited, he encounters a creature that has killed all of the party-goers. His life becomes a living hell as he tries to evade the creature who wants to kill him becasuse Ralph is the only one able to identify him.
If anyone had told Ralph Myers that his wife would die from brain cancer six years ago, he would not have believed them. Ralph could not make himself believe it even in those last few harrowing days of her life. She, a woman of great determination, had always been healthy, had always been vibrant and now she was dead. She was as dead as a soggy leaf at the edge of a mud hole on a hot summer day.
Loving her as he did, he hadn’t noticed the first signs until it was too late. That was the way cancer was, he thought as he stared at his computer screen. It sort of sneaked up on a person without them or their loved ones knowing it was even coming. Jan’s face had swollen, her eyes had blurriness in them that prevented her from reading and she complained of dizziness. Jan had double vision and became nauseated. Afraid that something terrible was wrong, Ralph finally persuaded her to go to the doctor. Ralph put her in his old Impala and took her to see their doctor. That was the first step down the ladder to the basement where terror, horror and fear took on a new meaning. It was a place you didn’t want to go unless you liked pain and suffering, fear and horror and maybe a little madness thrown in for good measure.
Spreading his massive wings, bathed in the light from a full-golden moon, he let the air-currents carry him high above dark mountains and valleys below him. His journey had been long and tiresome. However, the toil of his trip would be worth it. His eyes, used to the darkness, needed no more light than the moon provided. Grinning when he realized his journey would soon be over, he screamed into the darkness sounding like the wild animal that he was. Sailing through clouds, immersed in the light of millions of stars, he was as free as the other night creatures that took to the air when darkness came. His ambitions were mired in quicksand and his future was uncertain. Knowing that he would soon find the human that had stolen his indispensable property, he assured himself that he would soon be back in control of his destiny again. Nothing must stand in his way, not even a human who had dared to resist him. Ralph Myers was his adversary and when he caught him, he would make Ralph pay for the great disfavor he had bestowed upon him. Ralph’s days on earth would end in terrible pain.