The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by Kathleen McCluskey
Margaret knew that the sun was soon to set, her heart raced as she pushed through the crowded streets. She needed to get to Franklin before the sky would show it beautiful celestial orb. Feeling the mist in her bones she knew it was going to be perfect cover for the being that would stalk the outskirts of the park. A large shiver ran down her spine as she looked at the sky turning ever more crimson.
She reached Franklin’s flat and knocked loudly on the door. He had not been himself since the encounter with the being about a month ago. Margaret knew what the consequences would be if Franklin was to succumb to the creature that lurked inside of him. The full moon would bring turmoil for her beloved Franklin and she wanted desperately to help him. Rushing up the stairs she saw Franklin holding the large shackles attached to the wall with iron chains, “put these on me, and quickly.” Margaret hesitated, “please, love. I need these to be on me. The moon has almost risen.” She hurried and placed the bondage onto him.
Franklin could feel the pull of the female creature that had seduced his mind, body and soul. Longingly looking out of the window he could see her shadowed by the mist. She howled to him. Franklin threw his head back and howled. His eyes turned from blue to red and he began to snarl at Margaret. She tried to flee but the being that stood in front of her was no longer her Franklin and it blocked the doorway. Swinging the chains in front of him as he pulled them out of the wall he lunged for Margaret. Margaret screamed. The beast outside howled and what was once Franklin tore Margaret to shreds.
Leaping out of the window and into the arms of his female counterpart Franklin paused and looked back. He howled then nuzzled his mate lovingly. They disappeared into the mist.
Fiction © Copyright Kathleen McCluskey
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