The electricity had been out for several months now; only a rare, startled flickering would sometimes awaken a random light bulb. For the most part, the dark of night was as it had been before technology saved civilization from its fear of the unknown. Whole cities lay in waste at the chaos, and deep underground, creatures began their ascent into the newly-darkened world, intent on reclaiming it. As people forgot the lit nights of the past, they began remembering the haunting stories that made nightlights necessary.
And in the darkness, the monsters’ eyes glowed with hunger and feral instinct.