Labor Day Hunt by Calvin Demmer
In this short tale Jared Rogers is already in trouble and has no idea of the downward spiral he's about to get himself into when he accepts the offer of two hundred dollars for just two hours work. That's a lot of money to anyone but to him it's a lifeline.
Orphaned when he was just twelve after his parents died in a car crash Jared was raised by his doting and loyal aunt and uncle, helping run their electrical hardware shop which is dying a slow death. After the tragic passing of his uncle he realises his aunt is on the verge of bankruptcy and answers the ad as a way of providing her with some means for survival.
And he too has dreams of his own, despite graduating from university he has never made it out of the small dead end town he grew up in and the chance to earn a bit of money to help him escape is too tempting...
In search of cash plucky Jared arranges to meet the mysterious Tim Lewis who put out the ad in an abandoned warehouse where he is doomed to find himself in the company of the Silverfields Nightlight Society- what could possibly go wrong?
A fast paced read packed with action and gore it's certainly more tense and jumpy than Calvin Demmer's last offering Hungry Ghosts. The story is well crafted and moves effortlessly forward whilst also giving the reader characterisation and back story.
About Calvin Demmer
Calvin Demmer is a crime, mystery and speculative fiction author. When not writing, he is intrigued by that which goes bump in the night and the sciences of our universe. His work has appeared in a variety of publications including Under the Bed, Deadman's Tome, Siren's Call, Sanitarium Magazine, Morpheus Tales and Devolution Z
If you want to find out more about Calvin Demmer and his work head over to https://calvindemmer.com/