Next in the expose we have Calvin Demmer, who's story of a washed up detective called upon to assist with a possible cereal killer is our next jaunt into the Monsters Exist anthology. The only question I have is, why don't "they" ever believe? Enjoy.
Story Behind “Never Sleep Again”By Calvin Demmer
Who doesn’t remember being scared at night as a kid? The main idea for “Never Sleep Again” came from that childhood fear some people have of an arm or leg dangling off the bed in the dark. I looked into different interpretations of possible monsters under the bed, but none really fit with the vibe I wanted to go with. So, I kind created my own monster based on elements I thought would terrify and linger in the mind. Having a reason for the monsters to come and actually take hands or feet was important to me, and I’m pleased with how that turned out.
I also wanted to show the story through the eyes of the main character. Once I had his basic characteristics and back story dev…
It started as an experiment. No one was supposed to know they started testing on humans. Then it went to premature babies. They did it out of the country so there were no intrusions. Everything unrestricted.
Things were okay until they wanted to bring it back to the states.
That was a no no.
I ran the group that transitioned into the human studies, only one was above me, and he was the funding.
As things became intense, I found myself fielding questions from many organizations, trying to keep my head above water and not get into too many lawsuits.
Very soon things went south fast, and I was disappointed with the manner in which our financier was acting.
We needed test subjects, but no one wanted to volunteer after they found out what we were trying to do.
We were testing an alternative to cryogenic suspension. You saw this in movies like Alien and the other one where the couple woke up way too early amongst a group of travelers to another part of the universe.
Our next author in the Monsters Exist anthology is from Theresa Braun. In Legend Trippers, we follow Jaxson, a train conductor with a haunted past trying to make sense out of what hed seen from the corner of his eye after an accident. Here is the story behind the story.
Legend TrippersBy: Theresa Braun When thinking about a monster story to write, I did some internet searching. The urban legend of the Pope Lick monster caught my attention. What was interesting to me was the fact that a few people have lost their lives in trying to see whether or not there actually is a Goatman who lives near the trestle in Kentucky. Apparently, the creature has the power to use mind control and shape shifting to lure victims to their demise. Some rumors say that the monster might be trying to warn people of the oncoming train, but they are so scared when they see the thing and its red eyes that they are unable to escape. Aside from the horrific stories and loss of life, the imagery of the creature real…