Title: Sleepless in Calgary
Author: Kevin Cockle
In: Evolve (Nancy Kilpatrick)
Rating Out of 5: 4 (Really good read!)
My Bookshelves: Urban fantasy, Vampires
Format: Short story
5th sentence, 74th page: David pulled his arms back then struck again.
A chance meeting with a vampire no one else can see on his daily commute causes David to start seriously thinking about the way he’s living his life.
This short story took an exceptionally unexpected turn. I thought that the man would either be insane or turn into a vampire. And he kind of did… to both. But not even remotely in the way that I was expecting. Actually… it was kind of super weird and tripped out to be honest. Fun though. And it gave me a good little giggle.
I’ve read a number of stories and theories that feature the idea that we just have to all believe in something strong enough for it to become reality. Cockle is able to harness this idea in a way that was completely unexpected. And one that was quite humorous and twisted in and of itself.
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