How do you survive when eye-contact can mean instant death?
Set your priorities, recite your mantra, and keep a bandanna handy.
In a world where death is only a thought away, society has collapsed and seven survivors shelter together in a basement stronghold. Each haunted by a troubled past, they struggle through their private purgatories to rebuild trust, faith, and hope for the future.
When one of them fails to return from a foraging expedition and a stranger arrives in their makeshift sanctuary, the group is forced to confront its fragile equilibrium.
Is the newcomer a saving grace or an angel of death?
Based on a short film of the same name, the first novella by Carl A.S. Bystrom mixes apocalyptic horror and grim mystery into a labyrinth of choices made in the face of death.