Life as a Werewolf Chapter 2I lay in bed that night listening to a pack of wolves that lived close to our house. Every time one howled, a shiver was sent up my spine and I would turn onto my side and cover my ears with my pillow. After years of living there, I still wasn’t used to those howls.Life as a Werewolf Chapter 24 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The next day wasn’t much better. I sat alone on the bus (Bree wasn’t there.) I got ran over a few times in the halls. In gym someone hit me right in the head with a volley ball and another girl screamed at me because I was scared of the ball. In Home Ec., I accidentally blew up the muffins we were cooking and had to stay after school to clean it up. At lunch, I didn’t see the upperclassman named Drake that I had a weird crush on.
I just walked home that day after school even though the cold bit through my layers. Finally it was Christmas vacation. Finally, I’d be away from all the crazies at school. I threw open the door and took my backpack upstairs to my room. I didn’t bother doin
Life as a Werewolf chap12Amy and I looked at each other, “Well for one thing, there is only three of us! Why does it matter?”Life as a Werewolf chap124 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Spirit Bear!” she hissed.
“What?” I asked.
“Spirit Bear,” she repeated urgently.
“What is that?” I asked.
Hickory shot a look at Amy, but Amy was frozen in place.
“Oh my gosh!” muttered Bree.
“What?” I asked but was soon silent. There, about 10 feet away from us, stood a huge grizzly standing on two legs. It had what looked like green paint, like Indian markings, all over its body in weird letters ands shapes. Its nose was awfully short to be a bears. Its ears were pointed in a strange way and its canines hung down over the sides of its lip. Its body really wasn't the shape of a bear's either. It had to be something from the other world.
“Not good…” whispered Amy.
“Just don’t move,” said Hickory out of the corner of her mouth. Too late. Bree let out a piercing
Life as a Werewolf chap 10I trotted into the woods, feeling the wind through my fur. I could see the wolves smiling ahead.Life as a Werewolf chap 104 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Hey Sadie!" Manoray exclaimed.
I smiled. "Hi."
"Hello," Ceaser said quietly. "Listen, this is the closest we'll come to human territory. From now on we meet on wolf territory."
I nodded. "Kk, lead the way."
"Just wait till you see it," said Hickory, "It's the best."
I rolled my eyes. "Yeah, what could be better than my awesome opening?" Basker jogged up beside Hickory. She smiled, and I could tell that even if she tried to hide it, she liked him. I looked down at my strange feet as I walked. I tried to figure out how I was so easily adjusting to this new body. Ceaser walked up beside me.
"How are you doing with the whole wolf thing?" he asked quietly as we walked a little in front of the others.
I looked down and watched my feet move. I stumbled a little and blushed under my fur. "Ok. Better than I thought. I'm still not exactly sure what this body is capable of."
He smiled a little.
Life as a Werewolf Chapter 3The next day, I was not well, and even my mother could see that. She claimed I was gray, and I explained that I felt like all the life and happiness had been sucked out of me. I even told her of the nightmare, showing her on my wrist where I had been bleeding in the dream. Of course now, there was nothing but smooth skin. After telling her, I proceeded to the bathroom to puke again.Life as a Werewolf Chapter 34 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I laid in bed that afternoon while my parents and baby sister went to pick up Amy at the airport in Anchorage. Sleep didn’t come. My stomach felt as if it was filled with shards of glass and sand. Indeed, I was not well.
When Amy arrived, I was still in bed. I smiled as best I could as she entered my room, grinning wildly.
“I heard you’re not feeling well,” she sang happily despite the circumstances.
I spit out a sarcastic laugh. Already, she was managing to piss me off. “Not really, no.”
“You know, the flight seemed so much shorter this time,” Amy ramb
Life as a Werewolf: Chapter 1Tick, tock, tick, tock, sun falls beyond the distance trees.Life as a Werewolf: Chapter 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Tick, tock, tick, darkness crawls up Earth’s rigid back.
Drums, drums in your heart, in your steps.
The pale moon cuts through the sky.
And the monster,
Within us all,
Freshman year was just as bad as everyone said, as every movie portrayed, and as every older sibling had claimed – and it was only December. I had enough social issues as it was, enough to make my mother want to send me to therapy, and high school just wanted for me. I wished 9th grade was over the first day it started. Public school just wasn’t for everyone…and I was one of those people. Nevertheless, Christmas vacation was just a few days away, and that meant almost halfway through the year…almost.
I trudged onto the new yellow bus following my best friend Bree. We sat behind the driver, as we always did, and not because we were both too scared to try and fight the upperclassmen for a seat in the b
Life as a Werewolf chap 21The next morning was bright and sunny. My mom and dad were still sleeping when I got home. I crawled up the house and through my window. Cadie was sleeping peacefully as always. I pushed her on her stomach and she groaned.Life as a Werewolf chap 213 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Oh, shut up,” I muttered, and pressed the blue thing in the middle of her back. She faded away.
I yawned. I was exhausted. Time for me to get some real sleep. I crawled under the covers, curled into a tight yet relaxed ball, and closed my eyes. Within seconds, my attempt at sleep was interrupted. My phone started blowing up on the bed stand beside me.
I groaned, reaching blindly for it. My hand closed around my brand new vibrating Droid and I brought it over to me and opened my eyes. New text message from Drake<3. I touched ‘open’ on the touch screen.
It read “Hey babe lets hang out today .” For some reason the winky smiley irritated me. I pushed up the screen revealing the keyboard but then…I decided I didn’t fe
Life as a Werewolf chapter 5I woke up in my bed at home. Thank God, it was only a dream. But when did I fall asleep? How did I get there? I glanced out my window to see the sun just coming up over the distant mountains. I laid my head slowly back against the pillow. But yet I couldn’t slow my heartbeat. The dream was so real.Life as a Werewolf chapter 54 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I shrugged to myself as Amy walked in. “Hey, how are you feeling?”
I peered up at her and sat up. “Better, now, thanks. Sorry about last night.”
She nodded. “Me too. After all, who would believe that?” She smiled mysteriously and sat down on the edge of the bed. “So, let’s hear about it.”
“About what?” I asked.
“Your night. How was it?”
I raised my eyebrows at her and didn’t answer. What was she rambling about now? It was way too early for this. “I slept fine if that’s what you’re asking.”
“No, no, I mean how did it go? What’d you do? Did you eat anything? Please tell
Life as a Werewolf chap 13We sat quietly eating our sandwiches. Well, what do you expect? What was there to talk about? We had done enough that day. After lunch, Bree went back home. Amy and I went back up to my room.Life as a Werewolf chap 134 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“So, let’s discuss this now,” said Amy, “You being alone when I leave.”
I laid down on my bed and looked at the ceiling, “Yeah, so,” I said, “I just leave every night before I transform.”
“It’s not that simple,” Amy replied, “What are you going to do? The average human is not a good enough liar.”
I sat up, “Well I’m not the one who made me like this! Why couldn’t it be only full moon, like regular werewolves!”
“No such werewolf turns into its wolf form on full moon. That’s just a wives tale,” Amy grumbled. “Isn’t the whole werewolf thing supposed to be a wives tale?”
She mumbled something and shrugged. I rolled my eyes. “If I bit someone, will they t
Life as a Werewolf chapter 4I sat down at my usual spot and unfortunately Amy was already sitting beside me. I didn't want anything to do with her, but I kept my place knowing my parents would wonder.Life as a Werewolf chapter 44 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Everyone started eating, my mother making small talk with Amy about Pennsylvania, my baby sister Katie throwing spaghetti around her highchair…but the pasta in front of my just looked...unappealing.
"Do we have any meatballs?” I heard myself ask stupidly.
Everyone looked up.
"No, not tonight,” my mom said slowly. "I'm sorry.”
Suddenly, my stomach lurched I knew I was going to throw up.
"Om, be right back,” I said and ran to the bathroom. I shut the door quietly behind me as my breathing got fast. What was happening? I ran to the toilet...but the feeling was gone. I ran a hand through my bangs and stood, going to the mirror. I gasped and I tried not to scream. There was a knock at the bathroom door.
"Honey, are you okay?” it was my mom.
"Gah, I think I'm sick,” I replied. "I
Life as a Werewolf chap 8We stood in front of my best friend’s house motionless and silent.Life as a Werewolf chap 84 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Well?” said Amy.
“What?” I asked.
“I don’t know, just now what?”
“I don’t know,” I replied slowly.
“Go knock on her door.”
“No, it’s your best friend, not mine.”
“This was your idea. I didn’t ask for this,” I growled.
“Come on, let’s go home.”
“No. Do it.”
“No! It’s gonna be so awkward,” I whispered. Amy pushed me and I fell into the door.
“What should I do?” I asked frantically.
“But there’s a doorbell.”
“Then ring it!”
“Shh!” I inched my finger to the door frame and rung the bell. Footsteps. This was such a stupid idea. I tried to imagine what Amy was planning. Oh, hi there Bree, this is Amy. She told me to tell you I'm part wolf. Hope you do
Life as a Werewolf chap 9“Amy!” I shouted and pointed to the sun. She gasped.Life as a Werewolf chap 94 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“AHHHHHH! DO SOMETHING!” I yelled, running around and eventually running into the window thinking it was open.
Bree looked around. “What am I supposed to do? What’s going on?” Amy ran and locked my bedroom door, tripping over her own suitcase along the way and falling on her face. Bree stood shocked. The first thing that I thought was oh shit not good. The second thing I thought was why did I just run into the window? My stomach filled in and I could feel my ribs creak and grow. Hair was sprouting everywhere. Amy picked herself up and stepped in front of Bree. Bree stared in horror as my arms grew longer along with my nose and mouth as I got up from where I lay. My clothes fell to shreds. Damn there goes another good outfit, I thought randomly. My cropped ears twitched along with my nose. My black dog nose. I shook my fur out of my eyes. There was the same tickling sensation in my throat as b
Life as a Werewolf chap 11I bared my teeth after him, but it was useless. I turned just to see the sky growing lighter. I had to get back! I skidded around and jumped down from ledge to ledge until I was at the bottom. The wolves looked at me, then to the sky then back at me, but I was gone. I ran as fast as I could through the snow.Life as a Werewolf chap 114 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My heart was beating along with my legs pounding into the snow then leaves as I entered the forest. Faster. I jumped over a fallen tree, landed roughly, and ran on. The sky grew oranger every second. I should be there soon. My stomach was coming back out and I slowed down. Not quite to my house but at my opening I collapsed right in the middle of it.
I was the coldest I ever felt, mostly cause it was winter and partly cause I had no clothe. They were shredded back at home from my transformation. I lay shivering in a patch of snow. Then I heard leaves crunching. I pulled my knees to my chest, making myself look small, just in case it was a human. O.M.G. what if it was a guy? Somethi
Life as a Werewolf Chap 15I lay on my bed, looking up at the ceiling, with the binder on my lap. I had the worst headache. Amy was pacing.Life as a Werewolf Chap 154 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“I still have more questions,” I said solemnly, “Are there any werewolves around here?”
“Who knows,” Amy replied grimly, “They could be anywhere. Anything could be anywhere.” I groaned.
“We should do something,” Amy said.
“Let’s go have a snowball fight.”
“Ok.” I stood and started putting layers on.
Our snowball fight lasted awhile because we all took awhile to build forts. “I wonder if the wolves play games like this,” I called to Amy from across the yard.
“Probably. I’m not sure though. I don’t spend much time with normal animals that don’t live or come from Geoquerk.”
“Well they seem to know a lot about that place,” I replied. “Most animals do.” Amy sat up, her back arched, and threw a snowba
Life as a Werewolf chap 7It all ended up that I was accepted into the pack. It was almost morning when we were done all that business. Then sunlight peeked through the hole in the trees. I felt like I was losing weight as my stomach sunk back in and my arms shrank back into normal form. All of the hair slowly disappeared back into my skin. My nose and mouth scrunched back to regular position. For some reason I lost balance and fell on my side again. I felt heavier and not nearly as flexible.Life as a Werewolf chap 74 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
When I got back up, all I saw were the tails of my new friends as they dashed away. Why did they run? They knew what was gonna happen, did they just not believe me or something? I quickly put my clothes back on. I pulled my shoes back on and my sweatshirt and stood up to brush the snow off of me, for I landed in a patch of it. Then I started the long walk home. As I walked, I kept hearing things. Crunching leaves, twigs snapping, and strange rustles in the bushes. Were the wolves following me? I didn’t know until I f
Life as a Werewolf chapter 6That night I went alone into the forest. Amy walked me out the front door.Life as a Werewolf chapter 64 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Don’t worry, I got you covered.”
“Thanks,” I said. I was sort of nervous, but also kinda excited while another part of me wanted to laugh at myself for believing all this bullshit.
“Good luck,” she whispered as I set off across the snow. As I entered the forest, I broke into a run. I ran as fast as I could to the opening in the trees. A sliver of orange light passed through the trees onto my face. It was sorta relaxing, but my stomach was getting queasier and queasier as the seconds passed. Finally, after what seemed like hours, the light disappeared. I waited. Nothing happened. Slowly the sky grew darker. I waited. And I thought. Could this be real? I looked at my hands. Nothing. The more I thought about it, the stupider it seemed.
I was about to walk home when I noticed you could still see my shadow from the moon. It didn’t look like me. The shadow was hunched o
Life as a Werewolf chap 26 I was sure they could already smell me crouched at the edge of the forest overlooking Ceaser's territory, but they remained in the small circle whispering to each other. This was stupid. I stood up and crossed the opening to where they were. Ceaser stood when he saw me coming.Life as a Werewolf chap 262 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Don't even say anything," I muttered. "It wasn't my fault. They provoked me."
I shot a growl at Manoray and Basker.
"I realize that," Ceaser replied. "But, it was uncalled for. What happened afterwards?"
"I-" I began, ready to go strong but I had no clue what to say or how to say it. "I had to go. It seemed only safe for you guys if I did."
"Was it something you felt?" Hickory asked quietly.
I nodded. "I've never felt it before. I felt like I could tear anything apart by just touching it."