"BLACK FRIDAY is a glorious work of literature. I know we're only three months into 2017, but I can undoubtedly state that Black Friday is one of the best novels of the year. Five stars."
– Horror Novel Reviews
Patricia worships Zoot, CoupFinity, CashReturn, and DealParadise–her favorite shopping apps and websites. Every buzz of her smart phone is a celebration of savings. So Patricia takes a trip to Bridgefield Mall on Black Friday.
While scanning deals at a kitchen appliance store, the fire alarm roars. The horde of shoppers she'd been elbowing stampedes out the exits, leaving Patricia with all the deals to herself.
After securing her items under a cloth-draped table, Patricia decides it's time to investigate why no one came back. She tries calling her family, but her smart phone won't work. Not even Twitter.
The mall lights flicker and surge. Bulbs shatter and spray glass into the air. Patricia bolts for the Macy's exit, the mall quaking under her feet. When she reaches the parking lot, ominous clouds surrounds the mall, and an unseen, crazed man shouts out to her.
Woken from her shopping craze, she realizes there'll be no deals at Bridgefield Mall today, and no app to save her.