Spooktober is a 31 day event of coming up with original horror ideas based on prompts my writing group argues over.
SPOOKTOBER DAY #26 — Werecreatures
TITLE: Straightup Heckin’
PREMISE: Tilly saw a stray dog with a necklace and tried to save that heckin’ cute pupper from homelessness. While initially a good boy, it bites her and runs away on the night of the full moon.
She starts erupting with werewolf sores and other deformities, like in my treatment of this prompt from last year, “Touch Me I’m Sick.” It goes farther than we see in that story. When the deformities become too wild to bear, the body erupts and a new version of her emerges – still part dog, but without all the extra mouths and twisted paws.
Upon her last eruption, she is finally a full-on wolf, and a heckin’ cute pupper. The price of beauty, eh? A flashback reveals the first pupper was a survivor of the events of “Touch Me I’m Sick.”
HORROR ELEMENT: Body horror, a loss of control, the usual werewoofin’ deal.