Spores: The Nemeses Within Finale

Updated on May 14, 2020
Jacqueline4390 profile image

Ms. Williamson has been captivating the hearts of readers for decades. Her heroes are strong and daring while the antagonists, diabolical!

Where one saga ends ... another begins!
Where one saga ends ... another begins!

The Rising of the Blue Moon ...

It is finally here—the Rising of the Blue Moon. Dr. Benjamin Riley has become so captivated in what Audrey Frye has told him until he has convinced Shirley Woodard to accompany him to the library.

“I’ve never seen you so caught up in anything that is not of scientific interest.” Shirley attest.

“That’s because I have never been introduced to something this fascinating, Shirl. The implications are extraordinary!” Ben says as he sits in front of a 30” monitor, moving from page to page.

“We could have done this at the Research Center, Ben.” Shirley chuckles.

“And have one of the techs see me searching for more information on the occult? Not in your life! I wanted you here because you’ve always been openminded regarding anything new or different. I need that kind of objectivism right now, hon.” Ben says, smiling at Shirley.

In spite of herself—Shirley still gets that old feeling when in proximity of Ben. However, she knows better than to get her hopes up. Besides, she needs to get fully over Jeremy. A part of her hasn’t yet.

“Hmm, this is interesting. It talks about the Silver Bullet.” Ben replies and both sit to look it over.

“It wouldn’t be a bad idea to get this revolver. Do you think you’ll be able to find a Modified Baby Browning 32?” Shirley queries.

“There’s this gunsmith I know, Simon Piedmont. He’s a collector of rare firearms and the like. If anyone would have one or know where I can get my hands on one—he would.” Ben answers as he closes down the computer and ushers Shirley out the door.

It’s a twenty-five minute drive to the outskirts of town where Simon lives. He and his wife Elizabeth own several acres of land that border the woods with a tall fence. Simon is relaxing on the Patio when they walk around the back to greet him.

“Dr. Benjamin Riley! To what do I owe the pleasure of your company? I see you brought your pretty missus with you. Bout time you settled down.” The burly man replies before Ben can correct him he calls out—

“Beth, come see who’s come a calling and brought his woman with him.”

Ben gives Shirley a sheepish look and she just looks on in amusement.

“You’re on your own to explain this one, Ben.” Shirley laughs.

Elizabeth comes hurrying out the door to say hello.

“Well—it’s about time.” She boasts.

“This is Shirley Woodard and we are not married.” Ben tries to explain.

“That’s a mighty pretty hunk of rock she’s sporting on her ring finger—left hand.” Elizabeth retorts, moving close to Shirley and observing her hand.

“This was given to me by someone else—I just haven’t returned it yet.” Shirley decides to help Ben out a little.

“Pity. Let me give you a word of advice missy. If it didn’t work out between you and whoever he is—I’d still keep that ring for my trouble.” Elizabeth concludes.

“I may do just that, Beth.” Shirley smiles, contemplating the suggestion.

“Now, what can I do you for Ben?” Simon asks.

Under strictest confidentiality, Ben begins to spin his web of facts while both Elizabeth and Simon listen in awe. Finally, Elizabeth speaks.

“That Audrey lady sure knows her stuff. Everything she says is 100% fact. Now, what can you do for him, Simon sweetie.”

“I have such a revolver in my possession. However, the matter of forging silver bullets might be a bit of a problem.” Simon informs him.

“No it won’t.” Elizabeth speaks up. “Do you remember that old coin that I found while digging in my flower bed?”

“Oh yeah, I’d been meaning to have that coin appraised. It could be worth a small mint.” Simon adds speculatively.

“How much is a human life worth?” Ben asks him.

Simon beckons to his wife to retrieve the large coin. It is a half-dollar. Simon takes the coin and goes to his workshop to get busy. Elizabeth takes Ben and Shirley into the kitchen for a cup of hot cocoa and a couple of cookies fresh out of the oven. Otherwise, they wait. and the day moves on.

There was a time when Ben and Shirley were lovers!
There was a time when Ben and Shirley were lovers!

By late afternoon, Ben has his Modified Baby Browning 32 along with two silver-coated bullets. He is taking Shirley back to Janice’s place.

“Thanks Shirley for coming with me. First, to the library and then to see Simon . This must be difficult for you.” Ben’s attempt at showing empathy.

“Thanks for asking me, Ben. I do have strong feelings for both you and Jeremy, but it doesn’t cloud my mind. If Jeremy escapes he will have to be stopped. Especially, if he has changed.” At that particular moment, Ben feels very proud to have her as a friend.

“That was a very brave thing you just said, Shirley. I’m sorry that things haven’t worked out between us—maybe I still have some feelings regarding Shirley Crenshaw that haven’t been resolved, I don’t know. But for now, both of us need to concentrate on Jeremy and the Rising Blue Moon.” Been decides.

“Right, let’s get back to the Albertson Labs.” Shirley agrees and Ben helps her into her seat.

Twenty-five minutes later they are back at work. Shirley goes to her station in front of Ben’s office while he goes to the Containment Chamber to check on Jeremy. Ben is surprised to see him looking perfectly calm and is watching TV and enjoying his lunch.

“Has he been like this all day?” Ben whispers to Officer Coleman.

“Yes, very relaxed as if in anticipation of something that he has been expecting and knows that it’s eminent.” Officer Coleman whispers back. Jeremy interrupts their conversation without turning to face them.

“I know you are talking about me, so you needn’t whisper. Yes, I am in great anticipation.” He says in his low husky voice. Both Officer Coleman and Ben approach the chamber.

“What are you talking about, Jeremy?” Ben questions.

“You know exactly what I am referring to Ben. Why the Blue Moon of course.” Jeremy replies calmly.

“What do you know about that?” Ben presses the matter.

“As much as you do, Dr. Riley. I know that all kinds of mischief happens during that time period. I was in one of Dr. Audrey Frye’s classes or have you forgotten?” Jeremy now turns toward Ben with a wicked grin on his face.

“Yes, I do remember.” Ben concedes. He had suggested that it would be good if some of the staff availed themselves of the free courses being offered at the university.

“I never knew you were interested in the occult?” Ben resumes the conversation.

“Oh yes. In fact Officer Coleman was also in that particular class, weren’t you Clarence?” This time Jeremy displays frightening canine teeth. Officer Coleman nods in the affirmative.

“Better watch out, Dr. Riley. It is said that beasts are their strongest when there is a Blauer Monde.” Jeremy reminds him and then returns to watch TV.

Ben motions to Officer Coleman and they step into the hall.

“So it’s true that you’ve had the class, isn’t it.” Ben questions.

“Yes Dr. Riley and everything Dr. Evans says is true according to Dr. Frye. I must admit that I fail to contradict her.” Officer Coleman says.

“How do you feel about it?” Ben inquirers.

“Don’t pass this around—scared. I’ve experienced what that madman can do under normal circumstances. Add a full moon—a Blue Full Moon and you’ve got yourself double trouble.” Officer Coleman concludes.

“I’m going to ask that my associates Drs. Cooper and Frye join me for the night. Double, no triple the watch. I think it’s going to be a rough one.” Ben pulls out the Modified Baby Browning 32 and shows it to him.

“You got the silver bullets. It ain’t nothing but a pop gun without those things.” Officer Coleman reminds him. Ben pulls out two and put them in.

“I’m a crack shot.” Ben says.

“I know—I’ve been on the range when you were practicing. Who’d think a doctor would—” Just then there is a large crashing sound as if a wall has just caved-in. Jeremy has escaped!

Continued in Lycanthropy: Night of the Full Moon

Questions & Answers

    © 2020 Jacqueline Williamson BBA MPA MS


      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment
      • Jacqueline4390 profile imageAUTHOR

        Jacqueline Williamson BBA MPA MS 

        13 days ago from Memphis

        Stay tuned ... I am adding more information regarding Jeremy! It will be in another segment under this title!

      • Jacqueline4390 profile imageAUTHOR

        Jacqueline Williamson BBA MPA MS 

        2 weeks ago from Memphis

        Be sure to follow the link to find out what happens to Jeremy!

      • DreamerMeg profile image


        2 weeks ago from Northern Ireland

        Oooh, and has the moon risen yet? He's made his escape too early. Now what will they do?

      • Jacqueline4390 profile imageAUTHOR

        Jacqueline Williamson BBA MPA MS 

        2 weeks ago from Memphis

        Jeremy has escaped from the Containment Chambers!


      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, letterpile.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

      Show Details
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
      ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)