F. M. Kearney began his photography career as a photojournalist for New York City newspapers. His focus soon shifted to capturing the beauty of our natural world. As an award-winning nature photographer, Kearney’s images have been widely published. He is a columnist for the North American Nature Photography Association's eNEWS publication. His latest endeavor – a slight departure from photography – is a fictional horror novel, “They Only Come Out at Night,” about supernatural happenings in the New York City subway (partially inspired by his travels as a photojournalist).
They Only Come Out at Night
Terror reigns beneath the streets of New York City. The subway is plagued by a series of bizarre and gruesome murders. A young man is found in a Brooklyn station with his heart crudely ripped out of his chest. The headless body of a conductor is discovered inside the locked cab of a Number 6 train in Manhattan. Authorities blame it on the city’s growing homeless population.
Melissa Manning, however, isn’t buying that explanation.
Having experienced a personal tragedy in the subway years ago, Melissa is definitely no stranger to the violence that can occur underground… but this is different. Weeks before the first murder was committed, she had an unsettling feeling that something horrifying was lurking within the system. Many nights when walking along a quiet stretch of platform, she hears an eerie scraping sound in the distance, and has an overwhelming fear that someone – or something – is watching her. When a dark, faceless figure follows her home one night, she’s convinced that this is something far more insidious than mere random acts of violence. Not only can she feel the presence of an evil entity…she knows it’s just a matter of time before it comes after her.