When Darkness Comes is a collection of short horror stories meant to drive terror into the hearts of readers. From the macabre to the grotesque, J. D. Brucker presents original and gut-wrenching tales tailored to ignite our deepest and darkest fears.
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The Hunger – The life of a small-town high school student is thrown into chaos when he suddenly realizes something strange is happening to the locals.
The Late Shift – Charles Ferrell, a once heralded surgeon in the field, is quite tired of working the midnight shift in the local emergency room. One night a stranger is brought in with unique wounds, setting off a string of terrifying events.
Beautiful – The perfect woman with the perfect life. A wonderful home, a beautiful daughter. Not all is what it may seem.
Red – A poem.
Bluff Creek – A reluctant journalist, Clive Dryburn, is sent to accompany a small group of Bigfoot hunters. He believes the legends to be false but as the night grows dark, his skepticism begins to diminish.
Scratching At the Door – A Poem.
The Corn Maze – It is 1970. Martha and Clark are in a troubled relationship, one without flare or spark. Clark decides to rejuvenate the relationship by entering a closed corn maze during the midnight hours of Halloween. The two find their troubles far extend what they had previously imagined.