Stephen King, Werewolves, and a Literary Meem

Grab the book closest to you.  Turn to page 31.  Count down to the eighth sentence.  Write down the next 5 lines (keep writing into the  next line, if needed, until you finish the last sentence). 

“Later, no one will be able to say where the sound came from; it was everywhere and nowhere as the full moon painted the darkened houses of the village, everywhere and nowhere as the March wind began to rise and moan like a dead Berserker winding his horn, it drifted on the wind, lonely and savage.”

That was from Stephen King’s Cycle of the Werewolf.  This is a great book full of short stories about werewolves; I highly recommend it.

What book are you currently keeping close by?

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Werewolf Story — Statistical Evidence

The flash fiction story, Statistical Evidence by Hugh Cook, begins:

“‘Another bloody werewolf!’ said Doctor Blix. Where the hell were they all coming from? ‘Okay, give him the usual, and I’ll take a look at him tomorrow.’

This was worrying. So far, the only thing they had found which could control lycanthropy was Voodozlin-X, and their stocks were running low.”

Read the rest of this story at the link above or read more of this New Zealand writer’s poems, stories, and even some complete sci-fi fantasy novels at his website, Zenvirus.com.  You can also visit his blog, Hugh Cook — Cancer Patient, at hughcook.blogspot.com.