The Bond of the Brotherhood (Ch. 1) The First Hunt
Her feet pounded against the ground as she felt a rush through her body. Her eyes shifted up to the sky, allowing the large, glowing moon to wash down over her with its rich, warm light. It was the full moon, all the power and bloodlust that had been building all month had come to this moment. She already tasted the sweet essence of copper blood in her mouth. It was a warm and promising feeling on the night of a full moon, in deep contrast with the taunting, mocking sensation it gave her during any other time of the month. She let out a heavy breath, feeling the wind pull her smokey topaz hair. It danced behind her, whipping around with intense ferocity. That was until she tasted the scent of others against her tongue. She was entering the gathering area and could see others already standing around and chatting with one another. A few eyes shifted over to gaze at her; i
The Hunt is on. I could smell him from miles away. He smelled of fear, the same irrational fear that every human gets when they are alone in the dark. His fear though, wasn't so unwarranted. We were watching him; this pathetic thing walking right into our land. Oh how his fear made my mouth water with anticipation. I wanted to tear into his chest like a thanksgiving turkey, breaking the bones of his inferior structure and then sucking every last bit of marrow from them.The Hunt is on.3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Willow sat next to me hunched over as we waited for the rest of the pack to signal, Willow being the newest member of the pack was to be the bait. From a far a howling sounded followed by more causing the message to pierce even the thick dark forest we now hunted in. Willow now turned towards me; and with a low growl spoke.
"The hunt begins dear friend."
Her red eyes glowed brightly as she drooled at the thought of the victory soon at hand. Her wolf form slowly grew smaller, her snout sho
Survival -wolf tf-SurvivalSurvival -wolf tf-4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The beginning... It's so hard to think, so hard to recall what life was like before... but, I must remember. I must always remember.
It was Tuesday morning, 7 AM. Way earlier than any normal teenager on summer break would be up at. But, my parents being my parents, insisted that we get on the road early so we could get the four hour drive from Banff to Jasper National Park out of the way. We'd been on the road a few days, staying over night in camp grounds and cheap motels when it rained, so I was completely stoked on arriving at our destination and having a few days of downtime in the woods.
The drive was a blur of blasting punk rock on my ipod while staring out the window and trying to sleep to the rumbling of our ancient ford explorer. Either way, the thick green forest that blurred by was strangely beautiful. It's not like it was anything new though. Living in western Canada, I'd kinda gotten to know the forest quite well, but something about this section of highway
WerewolfWerewolfWerewolf3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
By Ariel Bujans
My skin crawls
As the moon begins to fill,
Become harder to satisfy
As the day fades
And night falls.
My screams of pain,
Fills the night.
My bones brake,
My limbs extend,
My blood lust intenseness,
My heart races,
Becomes a howl.
Finally it is done,
I once looked human
But that was just my mask,
This is who I really am.
I am the one,
Who goes bump in the night,
The one who hides in the shadows,
The one who is
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I’m hoping to tell a story, I don’t know yet where I
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My Scream Becomes My HowlAt first, all I could focus on was the intense pain in my shoulder.My Scream Becomes My Howl4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I was vaguely aware of the sounds around me, the snarls, the howling, the growling. I could dimly feel the forest floor beneath me, the soil, the fallen pine needles.
But all I could focus on was the burning, crushing pain in my right shoulder.
With my mind so clouded by pain, I could barely comprehend what had become of my night. Eric had offered to explain himself, if I was still willing to hear it, which, of course, I was. You don't kiss a girl with that kind of passion and then pull away in nothing short of terror without explaining yourself. So he asked me to come walk with him through the forest tonight, promising to answer any and all questions I had.
And now I was curled on the ground, clutching my throbbing, bleeding shoulder as a pair of massive wolves fought nearby.
The more I tried to remember what had happened, the clearer it became and the less my shoulder hurt. Eric and I had howled playful
ScavengerIt took Alan a moment to register that the flash of gray he saw through the trees just after dawn was a person. There were so few left.Scavenger4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He'd seen a family in an empty town last week, a couple and two children. They had even shared their scavenged food with him, but he knew he couldn't stay. Last month he had found three men who had made a fortress out of an old radio tower. From them he had run; they were angry and had guns. And there was enough ammunition around to last until someone started making more... or until no one was left to do the shooting. The latter seemed more likely to Alan but he didn't need to know, he just needed to survive.
No, he wanted to survive, and only for his own sake. Whether the world needed anything at this point, besides to be rid of humans, was an open question. But he proceeded, from town to town, avoiding the cities and trying for the woods. He
A Wolf at War: Chapter 1A Wolf at WarA Wolf at War: Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 1: The World as We Knew It
"They are getting close, wait until the tank is next to the car." I whispered to Jacek who was lying next to me as he twisted the last few wires together, priming the final fuse. From our second floor position we had a commanding position over the street below, gripping my rifle I readied myself for the fight to come. A block away, a small squad of two dozen German troops headed by a Panther tank cautiously made their way towards our position which was at the far end of a T shaped intersection. Those fascist bastards were oblivious of the trap which has been set for them. The rumbling of the German tank was growing ever louder as they drew ever closer, less than thirty meters from the car now. Jacek gripped the detenator anxiously, thick beads of sweat running down his gaunt, unshaven face. I reached over to him and placed a steadying hand on his shoulder. "Wait for
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On a night of the full moon, a storm raged above the Wildwood. Wind wailed through the thick forest. The driving rain bent branches and tore at leaves. A cloaked figure ran with something clutched to its chest.
It ran swiftly, despite the rain that lashed at its face. It moved with an inhuman grace, weaving through trees and leaping over fallen logs or dodging low-hanging branches.
Thunder rumbled overhead and the thick gray-black clouds blotted out the usual twinkle of the stars. The outline of the moon could just barely be seen.
Taking shelter under the roots of a mighty oak, the figure sat panting, its heart racing. It threw off the hood of its cloak, to reveal a beautiful face with terror-stricken gold eyes. The rain dripped from her long black locks of hair that hung past her ribs, glued to her bare sides.
She wore no clothing save for a deerskin loincloth and the cloak. She ignored the biting chill of the wind and held the bundle closer to her. She had a safe, dry home i
Attack at Jenkins WarehousAlan's heart was beating right out of his chest while he drove down a lighted street in New Jersey. His thoughts were whirling about the events that had just taken place. He couldn't get the grotesque images and screams out of his head. Especially that one image of that .THING tearing a man to pieces.Attack at Jenkins Warehous3 years ago in Settings More Like This
With much difficulty, he pushed the images out of his head and tried to remember the events that happened early that day. It helped settle his mind a little bit, but he was still shaking from shock and adrenaline.
Alan was at the Starbucks coffee shop enjoying his cappuccino. He checked the time on his Rolex watch. It was fifteen minutes to three. His friend Thomas should be here any second to give him word about the gun shipment for tonight.
Alan was a smuggler in New Jersey delivering large shipments for the local gangs, black markets, and mafia bosses. He delivered the best guns to his buyers, and best of all, the guns couldn't be tracked. Alan averaged two hundred thousand dollar
Seth - part 1Seth - part 17 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
They say that human life is purely a matter of deciding what's important to you. While I'm not sure if that holds true to someone who spends almost as much time as an animal as he does a human, I still thought it was a good saying. My name's Seth, I'm a werewolf, and this is my story.
When my mother and father were killed in a car accident, Aunt and Uncle Davis--the only living relatives I had left--took compassion on me and decided to raise me as their son. Having no children of their own due to medical complications, things just seemed to fall into place. I was only 3 months old then and don't remember anything about my biological parents; the framed photos on the wall and the stories I was told growing up were all I had, though I still loved and hoped to see them sometime after this life. Looking back, I was raised with love
Werewolves: OtherThese subjects apply to all werewolves unless otherwise stated.Werewolves: Other6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
All children have the ability to shift from birth but it is not controlled and very instinctual. Emotions tend to govern their ability to shift which is why young werewolves are not seen near humans until a basic grasp of control at about 5 -6 years of age is grasped. Complete control is usually learnt by age 21 but experience and practice can make younglings able to grasp control sooner.
Much like humans, younglings tend to have a second set of canines, but not all, which they lose by age 19.
It is not painful and actually feels good as it releases adrenaline and other hormones. Some werewolves may be tempted to shift constantly because of this.
Shifting also takes a lot of energy, about 4,000 calories would be burnt during a complete shift from human to werewolf and back again. Because of this, they have to be careful not to over-shift. Werewolves tend to eat before and after shifting an
Way of the Wolf, Pride of the LionWay of the Wolf, Pride of the LionWay of the Wolf, Pride of the Lion4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It's never easy being a werewolf.
I've always been a loner, ever since I was bitten as a ten-year-old kid. No one in my family knew I was a werewolf, and I kept it hidden well. And once I was out of high school, I basically went on my own, living my own life, away from control-freak parents. I traveled a lot, visited a lot of places, but I tried to stay away from people, given my nature. I was in full control of my power, but still, I didn't want to risk an innocent person suffering the same thing I did.
Being a werewolf was nothing like what mythology said. A lot of what the books and modern fiction said was utter nonsense. First, I wasn't vulnerable to silver; I could touch it without being burned or poisoned. What I really had to avoid was a derivative compound of silver, called silver nitrate, which burned me on contact. Second, I didn't undergo an involuntary change at the full moon. Third, wolfs-bane actually served as a catalyst for healing fro
Lunacy: Becoming a WerewolfBy the time we managed to pull out of the little cabin that Krissie’s parents lived in, the sun was pretty much gone. I couldn’t really tell if it had set yet- spring was always the middle ground of sunset, not too early but not late- due to both the woods of northern Minnesota, and the overcast sky. By the time I turned our little Impala sedan on the highway south towards Minneapolis, it was starting to rain.Lunacy: Becoming a Werewolf2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I kept down a sigh as I turned on the windshield wipers, only to see an empty road.
“We could have just spent the night, you know,” Krissie said from the passenger seat. “Mom and Dad always love having guests.”
I huffed. “Don’t worry, it’s just some rain. Besides, there’s some stuff I had planned when we get back… Not to mention, your dad was getting a little hard to deal with.”
“Oh, Martin,” she sighed. “I know you guys don’t see eye to eye, but you don’
Werewolves: AlphaWerewolves of SpeedWerewolves: Alpha6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Scientific Names: Lupus maximus
In human form they are the same height as Gestalt's but in werewolf form they are described as being as tall as a horse. The average male is 6'0" and females are 5'5" in height in human form while they are recorded at an average height of 14'2" in werewolf form.
Like all werewolf species they can be found worldwide. Alphas originated in North America with the oldest packs still found their today.
Alphas can live for hundreds of years at their choosing; as long as they continue to shift they will not age. When they stop shifting for any length of time, while in human form, they will start to age like any human until they can no longer shift into werewolf form.
Like all werewolves they have enlarged canines. Their only distinguishable feature is a thin yellow to amber rim around the pupil while in human form.
In werewolf form they appear as wolves the size of horse, th
Lupus IntusYou fight against the bonds I’ve made for you;Lupus Intus2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
rip and tear at the walls of the cage,
You bark and growl and hate everything about me,
because I can never let you go.
You want to run free across the open world;
too fast for any chains to catch you.
You want to rejoice at the moon and taste the night air,
without fear of my dark cell.
You know release will never come;
we are slaves to one another.
You are trapped here with me in this darkness,
where no one can find us.
Because without you I am completely empty inside.
Change I have always wanted to do this, Ever since I was 6. But until now, I have never been able to. Thanks to the events of a few nights ago, though, now I can. It is very useful to be able to do. No more worries. No more problems. They are all solved easily now. But, at this point, you have no idea what Im talking about. So, we will begin from before thischange happened. Lets go back to last Monday, the day it all began...Change10 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I was driving to school one Monday morning, just like any other morning. My old, beat-up red Pontiac van sputtered a few times before finally gaining enough speed to move through the intersection as the light turned green. Having been the family vehicle for years, it was good for little more now than my ride until I graduated high school. I hate school, I thought to myself. Finally, I was able to steer the van into a parking space, and stepped down
Wolf Legend - Part IX9. HidingWolf Legend - Part IX6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Only get the essentials. Andrew yelled across the apartment at Rabeka, who was busy running around in her room grabbing clothes, while he was going through her fridge, trying to find fulfilling foods. Of course clothes, food, and protectionher gun, a few knives, and macewas of most importance. Andrew could hear everything Rabeka was doing, even though he was on the other side of the apartment. She was rummaging through the closet, and slamming drawers. Andrew kept a close eye outside her window for suspicious activity. Her street was empty, so seeing people approach her apartment would be easy.
This wasn't what either of them expected to do on their date. Andrew had no clue it would lead to this. He expected her to be safe, take her home, and she'd probably leave town on her own, but they were now in this together. Andrew agreed that he would not leave her, and right now his mission was to find a place to hide, either a hotel or his place. Leaving the
Seth - part 2Seth - part 27 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"It all started one summer after my brother was a senior in high school and suddenly disappeared for a week. Everyone was out looking for him, but eventually he just came back on his own wearing only torn rags. All he'd say about his experiences is that he'd gotten lost hiking but was able to find food along the way, and that he was happy to have survived and make it back. We were all so relieved he was home that we went with his story and didn't question him too much more than that; when anyone tried to ask him about it he'd always avert his gaze with a distant look in his eyes and change the subject.
"He wasn't the same after that; it seemed he was suddenly more aware of everything and more grown up. At the same time, his behavior also got very strange, like he could hear things nobody else could and would always comment
WerewolfThe Moon is highWerewolf7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Taking advantage of another night
The silver light
Is calling for another haunting sight
The wolves come out to play
Salvage hunting of their preys
Moonlight bathes the bloody flesh
The smell of the fresh meat
Carved in the monstrous claws
Half man, half wolf
Tempting godlike creature
In his eyes a bittersweet seducement
Howl to me
Hunt for me
Pierce my skin with your claws
Scratch my back open
Lick my bleeding wounds
Leave nothing left to taste
Take me inside of you
Full silver moon
Bathing the ground that hold us
In a promise: your eternal bride
Cause my love for the beast is immortal
- Dharieth -
Off NightMat ought to have been an actor. He had a smile that seemed sincere no matter how full of rage he was. Behind a cash register, that came in very handy!Off Night2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Paul was a good guy, too. As much as Mat wanted to blame him, he lacked legitimate basis. Chris couldn't come into work last minute, and Paul couldn't find anyone else to take the shift. Against his better judgment, Mat agreed and hated himself for it.
Only six hours, Mat reminded himself: shorter than any school day. Before he knew it, he could go home and—oh, yeah, he hadn't gone inside yet.
Forgetting his signature smile, Mat entered the café and stomped past the counter for an apron.
"Toodle-oo," chirped the new girl, already halfway to the door.
Mat put on Led Zeppelin and tried not to feel sorry for himself. It wasn't that big a deal. It was just one night. He didn't have a hot date or a ticket to some expensive event. Besides, there were… eight people in line he hadn't noticed until right now. Awkward.
WerewolfEverything was going swell.Werewolf11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Then suddenly, like a feeling from hell,
My sight begins to mist over,
Staggering away from the place,
Fur appearing on my face,
A howl resonates many times over.
Rage turning me mad,
Pain onto others making me glad,
And then with a flicker of sanity.
I see my self standing in a pool of blood,
A child's tears mingling with mud,
I pray for you all to see.
That throughout the rain and sorrow,
The full moon on the morrow,
Will see a werewolf die.
White Wolf's Wing, part 1The full moon hung in the sky, barely obscured by the thin cirrus clouds. On occasion the wind blew about, rustling the late summer trees. And, of course, the summer constellations hung in the sky, most of them blotted out by the silver light of the moon.White Wolf's Wing, part 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Kiba could barely keep his eyes focused on them. His vision was going blurry, and he could feel the blood oozing out of his shoulder. The pain, if he was actually feeling it, couldn't even be described.
"What is this?" he asked himself. "Am I... dying? Why does it hurt so much? Why am I dying now?" An image of his girlfriend came into his mind. "Carly. Forgive me. Forgive..." The blackness overcame him.
He wasn't aware of it, but where he lay, a huge crimson pool surrounded him, soaking the nearby concrete and pavement. It glistened in the moonlight.
Thus, he couldn't have heard the screams of horror from nearby.
One: Twist of Fate:
He did his best to ignore the cheers and whistles of the nearby impromptu soccer ga
My Vampiric BedmateAll I ever wantedMy Vampiric Bedmate2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Was just to have some fun
But no one was laughing
When it was all said and done
I went to bed warm
But ended up cold
If I knew what was coming
I would not have been so bold
He cradled me close
I was safe in his arms
I was led to believe
I’d suffer no harm
He kissed my lips
Whispered my name
But it all changed
When he blew out the flame
The pain was harsh
Like the bite of a knife
He took my soul
He took my life
Now I am lifeless
Pale, no hint of blood
But marked in a way
That should have left a flood
But he took that too
When he stole away my breath
But that is what I get
For going to bed with death