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The Aftermath ...
Subsequently hearing the crashing sounds Officer Coleman and Ben rush into the room to find a large hole where the wall used to be. Ben shouts ...
“He’s gone—how in the hell did he break down a solid wall?”
“The transformation must have begun early—even though the sun is not completely down there is enough power in the force of a Blue Moon to give it’s recipient added strength.” Officer Coleman states.
“I don’t remember Audrey telling me that. Never mind, we need to find him. There is no telling what damage he’s doing.” Ben is on full alert.
“Right, I’ll get the dogs and a couple of security officers and you find those other two doctors. It won’t hurt to bring a couple of rifles. He’s not going to be the only thing in the woods you know.” Clarence Coleman retorts.
The two men rush out of the room and down the hall. Ben overtly collides into Shirley. She sees the look of terror that has registered on his face and knows that the news isn’t good.
“What’s wrong, Ben?” Shirley questions as Ben helps her to her feet.
“Jeremy has escaped!” Ben practically barks at the top of his lungs.
“Heavens no!” Shirley screeches in alarm. “What on earth are you going to do?”
“There is only one thing to do—hunt him down and finish the job.” Ben watches Shirley’s reaction.
“You don’t mean—” She is unable to finish the sentence as he shakes his head in the affirmative and proceeds toward Nelson’s office. Without even knocking, he barges into the room.
“Jeremy has escaped—he caved the wall in, and I guess he is heading toward the woodlands. Officer Coleman is rounding up a few more security guards and is on his way. We need to join him. The Blue Moon has fully risen by now.” Without another word, Nelson grabs his jacket and is out the door.
“Better pick up a couple of rifles from the Security Office. Then inform Hilton and we’ll head out toward the forest. I just hope there are no other people out there tonight.” Ben rejoinders as he rushes out of the office and down the hallway.
The entire facilities have been put on lockdown. Sirens are blasting and the fence that covers the entire back of the Albertson Pharmaceutical Facilities has been electrified. This added feature has been recently installed as a precaution in case an animal should escape the compound area.
A frighten Shirley gives Janice a telephone call.
“Jan, Ben just told me that Jeremy has escaped the Confinement Chamber. He thinks he’s headed into the woods.”
“Oh no, this is bad, very bad. Do you think that he may come by here looking for you?” Now Janice is frighten as well.
“I wouldn’t be hesitating at this time, girl. Get into your vehicle and head for the Laboratory. It’s the safest place to be right now.” As Shirley relays the information, Janice hears glass breaking in the back. Without another word, she ends the call, grabs her keys and purse.
Shirley notices a large shadow heading toward the front of the house and springs out the door without even closing it. She pushes the button to open the door and makes it inside just in time as a large animal starts to shake the back of the vehicle. Janice screams and screams as a neighbor comes outside to see what the ruckus is about.
“Go back inside Mr. Wallace, go back inside.” Janice yells but it’s too late. Jeremy is on the man in a matter of minutes, tearing him apart. Janice shakes herself from the shock and puts her foot on the accelerator. Knocking down the mailbox, and a couple of shrubbery, she points her car toward the Albertson Labs.
The Blue Moon is shining down on the forest as Jeremy makes his way to the outskirts. There is a man walking his dog when it begins to growl nervously.
“What’s the matter boy?” The man says as he looks from side to side. “Do you see something?”
Before the man can take another step, Jeremy appears before him as a huge animal. The man is frozen in his tracks while his dog, a large Doberman growls back fearlessly. The dog bares his teeth and it is all the man can do to hold him back. Jeremy paces back and forth in front of the man but does not want to tackle the wrath of the Doberman. Just as suddenly as he appears, he silently disappears into the woods. The man gives his dog the biggest hug ever. Then he speaks.
“I will never, ever complain about you again, Prince. Dammit, you just saved by life. Let’s get back home. You deserve a T-Bone Steak and me a Budweiser Lite© right now!” The man laughs as he swiftly heads for home.
In the Meantime ...
Some friends are at a luxury cabin party. However, due to the lateness of the hour, they decide to return to the village where they are taking a mini-vacation. One of their acquaintances who is also visiting, offers them a ride back with him.
“Let me take you folks to the guesthouse. It’s a good walk to the village and you’ve got to go through Harper’s Forest. They say that strange things happen at the bewitching hour.” Bishop Miller, a hotrod enthusiast replies.
“That’s fine, Bishop but it’s such a pretty night, I think we’ll take a stroll through the woodlands. Besides, I never pay much attention to the local gossip.” Ethan answers.
“Yeah, thanks but it will be fine, Bishop.” Sebastian agrees.
“I think we should take Bishop up on his offer, Ethan.” His wife Megan utters as she looks out of the door and surveys the darkness. “Doesn’t the moon look a little strange?”
“That’s what’s called a Blue Moon. There is something that the locals say about a Blue Moon. I can’t for the life of me remember what it is—but I don’t think its an omen of good luck.” Bishop decides looking out the door as well.
“Don’t worry Bishop, we will be okay. I think Bass and I will be able to handle any strays that wander in our path.” Ethan is firm in his refusal.
“But Ethan—” Megan employs her husband, but he raises his hand in dismissal.
“We’ll see you tomorrow, Bishop. Thanks for the offer.” Sebastian says as he follows his friends out the door.
“That is a very strange looking moon.” Sebastian reiterates Megan’s previous comment.
“Now don’t you start.” Ethan admonishes Sebastian as the three head towards the woods. “We’ll be fine.”
Continued in Lycanthropy: Night of the Full Moon
Lycanthropy: Night of the Full Moon
- Lycanthropy: Night of the Full Moon
Beware of the full moon! Every since medieval times, it has been the symbol of evil and demonic influences. Now, in the 21st century, something that has been regarded as a childhood fantasy devised to entertain has become a reality bent on revenge!
© 2020 Jacqueline Williamson BBA MPA MS
Jacqueline Williamson BBA MPA MS (author) from Memphis on May 15, 2020:
Mark Tulin from Palm Springs, California on May 15, 2020:
Jacqueline Williamson BBA MPA MS (author) from Memphis on May 14, 2020:
Yep, he’s a monster alright!
DreamerMeg from Northern Ireland on May 14, 2020:
OOOH, I have already read chapter one of Lycanthropy and he commits more mischief there!
Jacqueline Williamson BBA MPA MS (author) from Memphis on May 14, 2020:
Jeremy has performed his first ruthless killing of an innocent man. Will it continue or will he be stopped?