Former professional graffiti artist Kyle Alexander has made a name for himself within nosleep with his outspoken and unfiltered style. Kyle will drag you kicking and screaming through his creations, word by tantalizing and terrifying word. Kyle really is the Big Spook on campus and his writing will leave you begging for more.
Hey Bigspook, so for the horror fans, where are you from?
I am from the ever-sinking Seattle, Washington.
Do you have a day job, if so what?
I work as a diesel mechanic. I work on stupid semi-trucks.
What do you do to unwind?
To unwind, I basically smoke a bunch of cigarettes and draw. I’m super into typography and graffiti, so I spend a lot of my ‘extra’ free time doing that.
Tell us a bit about your family?
No family, just a crazy mother. Love her to death, but she’ll kill you.
You’re on death row, and you have your last meal. Starters, Main and Dessert. What are they?
Last meal? Hmm… I’d have to say Falafel, then this killer fried rice from a restaurant in the surrounding city called Blossom, and probably just a giant stack of Oreos.
Q1: What was the first piece you published and was it any good? You can link here as well.
A: First piece I’ve ever published was Brutal Bedtime Stories: A horror anthology with three other AMAZING authors. I honestly couldn’t pick a better bunch to have done a book with. I used to be huge fans of these guys, still am, and now I have a piece of published work with them.
Q2: Are you afraid that the tragedy you pen on paper, will be incarnated as an event in the real world?
A: Absolutely not. It’s actually a memoir of what I hope would happen. To me, these are dreams, not nightmares. 😉
Q3: What is your scariest creation/creature?
A: Probably Jeff in the story: A Forked Tongue Behind A Smile. He was one of my favorite creations.
Q4: Who or what most inspires your work?
A: I really wish I knew where I drew my inspiration from. I’d be a lot more consistent with my writing if I did know. There have been times where I’ve had to pull over on the side of the road and put down 3000+ words in one sitting. It just comes and goes as it pleases, like a herpes flare-up.
Q5: What fruit would you have your character use to kill someone?
A: Easy, watermelon. Equally dangerous as it is delicious.
Q6: Do you worry about your sanity when you craft your twisted stories? Scary yourself so much that it leaves you thinking “where did that come from?”
A: There have been a few times where I’ve been like “What the hell did I just write?” One story involved a guy’s penis growing to nearly 4’ in length and then was held prisoner by a girl he was seeing.
Q7: How much of your work is influenced by your daily life?
A: Every story I have ever written is 100% true. Serious note, some actually have a real factor to them that I can connect with on a personal basis. Others, just a creation of whatever my malfunctioning brain manages to put together.
Q8: What advice would you give a newbie horror writer?
A: Don’t stop. Keep writing even if you know you’re garbage. I’m no good; I just got tolerable. Some of the world’s most historical people are shittier than you or I.
Q9: What scares you?
A: This is my answer every time: Cops.
Q10: The perception of horror writes is that he/she is just a little bit weirder than everybody else. In your experience, do you find yourself — and other horror authors — to be stranger than the average person?
A: Absolutely. I’m the type of person you are just ecstatic to see or the guy that you’ll shut off the lights and pretend you’re not home from. I don’t know about others, but there are some serious weirdos out there. Maybe horror authors are actually a little saner since they’re actually releasing that pent-up aggression.