The depressed make such easy targets–so desperate for a sense of purpose without the resolve to fight. Their self-loathing and helpless guilt are lighthouses in the darkness…beacons to feed on for demons in this existential plane, searching for a physical body to call home. This story is about a demon named Bernadette, trapped in a comatose woman for 50 years, who just saw the glimmer of a beacon up ahead in the new shift nurse.
Leigh has just been hired in the hospice ward, yoked with guilt for a husband she doesn’t love with a child she never wanted, and looking for any work that keeps her from home. Struggling with feelings that drain the color from her every day, she’s terrified she’s manifested a psychosis after her new patient begins haunting her dreams–and then her life. Is Leigh headed for a psychotic break, or is a supernatural entity seeking her soul? We all know demons exist–the question is, does Leigh?