Bumping this in honor of Halloween.
When I was in high school, I worked as a librarian in my hometown for two years.
One of my duties was to occasionally clean out the public computers, because sometimes people accidentally saved personal files on them. One day, I found a file called THE_WOLF.pdf.
It was a story, and it was 31 pages long.
The title was Wolves Tracks of Two, and the author was “David Wolf.”
It tells the story of David Wolf, a fellow who keeps running into trouble with the cops and is also a werewolf. It’s a good thing his last name was Wolf already.
Here are some excerpts:“I was only reaching for my cell phones,” David stated, “Why am I being arrested for?” “I’m sorry, dude, but you are being arrested for assaulting a police officer,” Officer Shawn responded.The three officers surrounded David as seven more entered the room. “Why is everybody coming into this room unnecessary?” David asked. “We like to hear your stories,” Officer Orin stated. “Yeah, we thought the more, the merrier,” Officer Rita, informed. “Yeah, there is no such thing as too many witnesses,” Detective Colon interrupted.The most important thing David did not realize was that he was in a killer bee hive. They had mistaken him for one of their kind, but the truth was revealed and the twenty—eight thousand army bees attacked. David darted out the hive with a black cloud of bees behind him. “What the hell,” he screamed, “Is worse enough to have cops after me and now fucking bees?” David thought fast. Up ahead he saw the Delaware River. “I must get there in one piece.”
I dont want to give away the best stuff because I want to give you the whole PDF, as it was when I discovered it: THE_WOLF.pdf
Every once in a while some friends and I will have a WOLF NIGHT; we throw the story up on the projector and do a dramatic reading of it.
During a WOLF NIGHT reading:
- No matter who’s turn it is to read, when you reach the word “wolf,” everyone whispers it simultaneously. (Trumps the ALL CAPS rule.)
- No matter who’s reading, if something’s in ALL CAPS, everyone yells it simultaneously.
- It’s best to play an epic, moody, sweeping movie soundtrack in the background. I recommend The Dark Crystal OST by Trevor Jones.
- Whenever a number comes up, the person reading can choose to replace it with any other number, since the author seems to have chosen them arbitrarily and without even a remote concern for consistency.
- Also, take note of the author’s spectacular aversion to the word “said.”
The picture attached to this post was drawn by homie Emmy Cicierega, based on the opening line of the story:
“In the deep state of mind, David jaws moved forward, his whole body becomes hairy his ears erupt upward as he becomes a wolf.”