Moonlit #writephoto

Sue’s photo prompt this week…

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Moonlit

Laurence peered out of the window and spotted the moon.
Full again.
Damn!

Why, oh why did he have to born with this affliction that meant he was obliged to go out on these nights?
It was ok in the summer, it was warmer then… but he hated the cold.
Granted, once he was out there, and the transformation took place, the fur was pretty handy.

Usually, he went off to a quiet woods that he had discovered, quite by chance, as a child, and allowed the metamorphosis from human to werewolf occur with no one around. He would then curl up, and wait until dawn, when his form returned to a more acceptable one, and would then go home for a quick kip.
But this full moon was a different one. It was on the eve of the 31st October.

Halloween.

And all of the local werewolves, witches, ghosts, vampires and assorted other scary sorts, would meet to go out ‘a-scaring’. It was the one night they could really be themselves, and be praised for their looks.

Seriously, he’d be rich if he had a pound for every time someone complimented him on his ‘costume’!
The best thing was that at least he was seen as a novelty on that night, rather than a nightmare!

He checked his watch. 7pm. Right, he had a few hours to get to the forest to allow himself to change into his ‘costume’, before meeting with the rest.
Laurence felt a howl bubbling within himself.
He’d better get his skates on, he didn’t want to scare the neighbours… well, not yet, anyway…

#writephoto

39 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Judy Martin
    Oct 16, 2016 @ 13:37:18

    Great story sis. I love the fact that the werewolf gets to be as star once a year! 🙂

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  3. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.
    Oct 16, 2016 @ 12:07:42

    Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:

    Ritu kicking off the Halloween story season in fine style….from a prompt by Sue Vincent ‘Moonlit’

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  5. dornahainds
    Oct 14, 2016 @ 15:52:11

    Agai, another Fabulous write! 🌹

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  6. Hugh's Views and News
    Oct 14, 2016 @ 15:39:28

    Hoooooooooooooowling brilliant!

    I’d much rather meet a caring werewolf than a vampire.

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  7. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
    Oct 13, 2016 @ 21:28:27

    Fantastic, Ritu! 🙂

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  8. willowdot21
    Oct 13, 2016 @ 21:18:29

    Love it ! I adore a good Werewolf tail!

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  9. Erika Kind
    Oct 13, 2016 @ 20:02:17

    Awh, what a cute and thoughtful werewolf 💖 Beautiful take, Sis! So lovely!

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  10. Sue Vincent
    Oct 13, 2016 @ 19:32:14

    Nice one, Ritu 🙂 I like the gentler take on the werewolf 🙂

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  11. TanGental
    Oct 13, 2016 @ 19:29:52

    I like the subversion here, esp in the light of the clown crisis griping the West just now. A caring sharing werewolf. Who knew?

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  12. Chris White
    Oct 13, 2016 @ 19:12:54

    Excellent.

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  13. Dorinda Duclos
    Oct 13, 2016 @ 19:00:01

    Ha! We’re channeling the same Halloween thoughts! Great story, Ritu!

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