Kelli's horror story, “Sometimes Monsters Are Real” appears in the Mistresses of the Macabreanthologypublished by Dark Moon Books. This collection includes 18 tales of terror—all written by women. In this psychological nightmare, a vulnerable woman is visited by an unusual creature in the dead of night…
An Excerpt from Sometimes Monsters Are Real A heavy breathing noise caught her attention and she looked down the hall. The creature stood there, staring at her. It was taller than she had expected, about four feet high.
“What the f*ck are you?”
“A collector,” it answered in a gritty voice.
“Get the hell out of my house or I’ll—”
“Call the police? You won’t. If you did, they wouldn’t see me. They’d think you were crazy, right Janisss?” It grinned, flashing its evil, black teeth.
She shivered and wrapped her arms around her chest. This thing knew her. “What do you want?”
“I don’t owe you—”
“Me? No, I’m the collector,” it said as it shuffled into the living room. “I’ve been sent by my master to take the debt to its rightful owner, tonight.”