Daily Snippit : Urban/Suburban Fantasy (The Wolves We Are)

Most murders go unsolved. I know this one will too– not because I know any more than the cops, but because I’ve seen it happen before. We might get lucky, the killers might get careless, but I doubt it.

Killing werewolves isn’t something you get careless about.

If we were normal wolves, there’d be some local bickering and then a new alpha would step into Donny’s place. Wolves are pragmatic, monkeys less so, and there’s just too much monkey mixed in with our wolf.

So instead we get an outsider sent down by the state alpha. There’s layers and layers of bureaucracy that get involved when you start mucking about with the natural order of things.

Normally it would only be regional alpha who got involved, but no one wants us, so no one claims us and that’s not normally a problem. We’re the dump pack, full of loners and losers and harmless misfits; we’re everything that doesn’t work about urban werewolves and still we muddle through.

Only now we’re no one’s wolves and that’s finally caught the state’s attention. So they’re sending down an enforcer to keep us in line until things are sorted out.

I wonder if running away’s an option…

Martha Bechtel

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