Day 1 entry for May Monster Madness is in two parts. The first is an introduction to a legendary monster who's made itself known right here, in a tiny Texas town. The second is a post from last year, featuring a middle grade character from a short story I wrote about Chupacabras.
Part I: Meet the Chupacabra.
After several DNA studies, the results still lean toward a hybrid creature, possibly a cross between a coyote and a Mexican Wolf. Dr. Phylis Canion from Cuero, TX has studied the beast for several years. Although she does not get paid for her dedicated years of research, Dr. Canion continues to search for concrete, scientific facts surrounding the creature's mystery.
I traveled over one hundred miles to visit the small town of Cuero. I met a woman who showed me pictures of a beast her friend found dead in her barn. The creature must've entered the barn to kill a newborn calf, where it met its demise from a ticked off mama cow.
In the end, I never happened upon my own siting of the beast, but I did end up with this cool t-shirt. In case you decide to skip the story stuff below, thanks for your visit. Hope you enjoyed the post.
Part II: Chasing the Chupacabras
The name's Sealy Dixon, and I'm from the small town of Cuero, TX.
Here's a tidbit of my story: Summers are generally borrrriiing at Gram's ranch, but not this one. Have you heard about the recent creature sightings in Cuero? Well then, let me be the first to tell you about the Chupa-freakin'-cabra.
Gram refuses to kill it even though the thing has eaten six of her baby calves. Yup, sucked the blood right out of them. I think she's flipped her lid, but she claims everything needs to eat. Blah, blah, blah.
So anyways, the Sheriff over in DeWitt County videoed one running in front of his patrol car. I saw the tape. Creeeepppy! The thing looked completely bald, had a gigantic head, protruding fangs, and it had skin like an elephant. When it turned back and glared at the camera before scampering off the road, I thought, sheesh-louise!
Since I'm so amazingly techie, here's a video of the beast running from the patrol car.
As if this wasn't enough excitement for one summer, the neighbor boy, my old tree-climbing buddy, had to go all gorgeous on me over the past school year. I'm talking, drool-all-over-him cute. Stutter-when-I-speak, slam-dunk, hot.
Candilynn might want to change the title of my story from Chasing the Chupacabras to Chasing a Boy & the Chupacabras.
So, if you see my author lurking around your blog, tell her Sealy Dixon's looking for her.
Thanks ~Sealy D.