Rumeal Lincoln is on death row, and has heard rumours of "Old Sparky." While most refer to "Old Sparky" as the name of the electric chair, Rumeal knows better. He has seen Old Sparky many times; late at night in the shadows. To Rumeal, Old Sparky appears before an execution, carefully considering the condemned men. Lately, Old Sparky has been watching Rumeal. And as Rumeal is led off the the electric chair, the shadow of the Hellspawn that he calls "Old Sparky" returns again, and tells Rumeal what he must do and feel in order to free himself.