Half Life (Everyday Wolves)

‘Verse: Everyday Wolves
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen
Pairings/Warnings: None
Summary: In a world where were-critters are genetic and not contagious, every recessive is faced with a choice. Written for Random roll: 3. Urban/Suburban Fantasy and 3. Everyday Wolves.

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My mother was raised knowing she’d have to marry a full-blood were– as a part-blood it was her only chance to carry on our dwindling bloodline. Instead she met dad, had me, and died before earning her place in the family tree. Part-bloods both, their gift to me was to pass along that curse of almost being worthy.

Now I’m facing the same choice she did: marry into magic I’ll never have, so my daughters can be what I should have been…  or find someone without a trace of other in his soul and pretend I’m not my Grandmother’s heir.


Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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