Drabble: Lycanthrope Loneliness – by Gabrielle Friesen

by specklit

A rougarou is different from a loup garou is different from a werewolf, in varying degrees. This is a thing that they all know, again in varying degrees. The different transformations even entail their own different sorts of loneliness. Self-imposed, forced, cultural.

Mercifully, the whole family was bitten, and transformed together. The fear of loneliness melted away, along with their blunt teeth and nails. The next day, they continued to be able to look one another in the eye. Their familial support was the same; only they made sure to stock the fridge with more beef than they had before.

Author’s Note: A lot of werewolf narratives have loneliness as a main theme, even though wolves and humans are both very social animals.


2 Responses to “Drabble: Lycanthrope Loneliness – by Gabrielle Friesen”

  1. Jeff says:

    I was just in New Orleans a couple of months ago and did the ghost tour. They told us all about the rougarou.

    Fun little drabble!

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