Dana Johansen is being watched. Someone has been following his every move for months. Each month that's passed, they have been getting closer. He doesn't know who they are or what they want. He just knows that they are after him.
Now, they're in his house. His refuge. His safe haven. It's been invaded. If he leaves, the visitor will follow. He's not sure what to do. One thing is certain — if Dana doesn't do something, the visitor will.
The Visitor is the first in a line of short stories, novelettes, and novellas in a series titled The Dark Corner Archives. There are five stories in all, the series progressively getting longer with each story. Those who are a part of his Reality Imagination Universe have special access to all the books in the series as they are released.
Ten-year-old Jason Meechum is a quiet boy who hides in fantasy and science fiction books. Other kids pick and make fun of him but he suffers through it. That's because Jason has a secret. A secret of pain. A secret of fear. A secret he wants to tell but can't.
All of that is about to change because Jason will be the recipient of something special. Something beautiful and mysterious. Something wondrous and odd.
Tonight, Jason will be the bearer of two secrets. These secrets will meet for the first time. Only one secret will survive. The outcome will determine if ten-year-old Jason will live to see age eleven.
Hal Baker is overworked. He's been burning the candle at both years at both ends for seven years and now it's caught up with him. When stress and exhaustion overtake him at work, he's ordered to take a break. Doctor's orders. With prompting from his boss and friend, he, his wife Veronica, and his son and daughter-- Sean and Donna--go on a camping getaway. It's there he reconnects with his family and realizes what he's been missing out on.
However, this blessing has an unexpected cost. Something strange is happening in Meechum Forest. Something odd. Something incredible. Something dark. That something is willing to let Hal and his family in…but not out. If Hal doesn't find a way to escape, he may lose the family that he's just rediscovered.