Because today is Halloween, I thought I’d give you loyal readers a treat. Below is my first experiment with first person perspective. This short tale is almost 15 years old. I hope you enjoy. So without further ado, I give you the Hunter’s Tale:
I began tracking the beast just after the moon had risen, casting a pale glow upon the countryside. Stepping into the forest, I heard a rustling sound in the bush off to my right. As I pivoted, bearing my double-barreled shotgun onto the bush, I expected to see the beast lunge forward, bearing its fangs and slashing at me with its claws. To say that I was calm would be a lie. My heart had never pounded like this, whether by fear or by excitement, or by both I could not tell. To my relief, a rabbit leaped from the bush. Shortly afterwards, I picked up the beast’s scent.
Following the trail, I found myself at a narrow pathway, bordered on both sides by sheer granite walls, about forty feet long, that went straight into a cave. I aimed my shotgun at the cave entrance as I began my trek down this pathway. I was almost to the cave, when I saw a shadow following closely. At that moment, I realized I was no longer the hunter but the prey. Spinning around I saw this beast, the werewolf, standing at the top of the pathway wall. It leaped upon me with lightning speed. My gun was sent sprawling as the werewolf landed on me. The beast drew back with its massive hand. The moonlight glinted off its bloodstained claws. I closed my eyes when the claw began its descent toward me . . .
So there you have it, a small treat for Halloween. If you would like to read more Werewolf horror please check out my novel, Friedkin’s Curse: A Werewolf Tale of Terror. It is available for the kindle at http://www.amazon.com/Friedkins-Curse-Werewolf-Terror-ebook/dp/B006NQBHWU/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top (available for all other e-readers on Smashwords.com). Or if you aren’t in the mood for horror or if you will be traveling over the holiday season but want something more lively to read, pick up Winston & Baum and the Secret of the Stone Circle for sale at http://www.amazon.com/Winston-Baum-Secret-Stone-Circle/dp/1478302933/ref=la_B008LUTGS8_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351687015&sr=1-1. Until next time, have a safe and happy Halloween.