The Town That Feared Dusk

Sylvia Bernstein doesn’t want to end up on a dead-end path like a former journalism colleague. She begins searching the tabloid’s archives for a story that can get her career back on track. A strange bridge, with an abnormally high rate of suicides, seems like the perfect place to start. She journeys to the little town, eager to investigate, but encounters a tale far more sinister than she ever expected…

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“Short, sharp and definitely shocking, The Town That Feared Dusk is a grim tale that picks you up, buckles you in, and speeds away on a chilling ride that veers left just when you think you want to go right.” — Renee Miller, author of Stranded
“Calvin Demmer is a rising star in the weird firmament. It’s possible that his work might change your life forever. This short story is a good example of his craft and impact.” — Duane Pesice, author of Before Crazytown
“The story is a gripping one from the off, plunging us straight into the news room of the central character, journalist Sylvia Bernstein and a disturbing mystery, left unsolved by her deceased predecessor. When she decides to dig for more, the sense of foreboding kicks in and the tension steps up and up as we discover the grisly truth.” — Kev Harrison, author of Cinders Of A Blind Man Who Could See
“This is one of those short stories that packs a punch. It was fun, fast paced and short enough to read on your break from work. You should read it!” — Charlene Cocrane, Char’s Horror Corner
“Demmer has once again impressed me with his ability to write a complex storyline in such a short format. The depth of the town’s history and its ‘main attraction’ was riveting every minute of the journey.” — Kimberly Yerina, Horror After Dark
“The Town That Feared Dusk is one of those short stories that manages to pack such a punch in so few pages, I was beyond impressed by its impact. Calvin Demmer is a pro at flash fiction, and I’ve loved everything I’ve read by him so far, so I knew Dusk would be good, but I didn’t know it would tell such a complex story so effortlessly.” — Destiny Barber, Howling Libraries