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Hearts That Howl (c) 2009

The Story That Has Inspired My Coming Novel!

I had actually started to write this before, I knew about Scott.Lifs contest. Since I have not seen anything written about Werewolves I thought I give it a shot! Even though this story will have a few segments, I thought I would go ahead and summit i

I had actually started to write this before, I knew about Scott.Lifs contest. Since I have not seen anything written about Werewolves I thought I give it a shot! Even though this story will have a few segments, I thought I would go ahead and summit i

Part One: A Confession.

Most people believe that this is just the subject of superstition and legend and yet, I can assure you it is not! For I myself, was not only a Sorcerer, skilled in the art of Shape shifting, but I am a Werewolf, or better yet a Loup-Garou. For this is the French term for werewolf. In fact, I was destined to become a Alpha, or leader, who came from a long line of Loup-Garou Alphas; going back to the mid 1500's.

I now admit this openly; since I have recently become a Christian, I feel I must not only confess this to God but I must take responsibility for my actions. For in the almost seventy years I have lived, I have murdered almost a hundred people.

You are likely wondering how I could get away with killing that many people, and there are three reasons why this was possible. First, I lived in a Homestead in the middle of a vast wilderness of Quebec Canada, which I had inherited from my father. People disappear up in these mountains all the time, even with modern GPS systems, things still can go wrong. The second reason was that these killings had been spread out throughout a time period of over sixty years. The last reason was that many of the people I had killed, belong to a secretive Christian organization that few people out side of this group even knew existed,

My ancestors first became involved in Sorcery as a way to denounce the French Monarchy and the Catholic Church. It was a symbol of rebellion, and a way to obtain power. However, the ability to change ones form was never considered a curse, not in our family anyway! Even though I had a extended family in France, my main family consisted of my father, mother, grandmother, myself and my twin sister. I also had five uncles and four aunts.

I will never forget my first human kill; I was only ten and yet I was large and strong for my age. I had started “the change” as we called it, when I was seven, but only hunted deer and small game. I could track game for miles after I changed into a Loup-Garou.

There was always a conflict between my human side and my “howling heart” as my grandmother called the werewolf tendencies. The little boy part of me was terrified and yet fascinated by my darker nature. I would cry when I felt “the change” overtake me, and I would cry when I returned from my time as a bloodthirsty werewolf! I was a very confused young man.

That fateful night of my first kill, happened during an ice storm in early winter during a full moon known as the "Wolves Moon" in some Native American cultures. On that night, an Indian family that lived close by had ran their truck of the road and made the mistake of coming up to my family’s cabin after sunset during a full moon.Even though we had taped into the darkest realms of humanity, we were not ones to hunt down the innocent. This is the reason why we chose to live so far from civilization so we would not be temped to hunt humans. However if someone unsuspecting person would happen upon us when my family had not recently feed, that was another thing entirely!

The bitter storm had kept us from venturing out to get fresh meat, and for a “howling heart” like me and the rest of my family, fresh meat was necessary for our survival. A werewolf needs to kill, it is what we do. Without the kill, the taste of hot blood-we die!

The atmosphere was filled with anticipation, excitement and guilt. From the moment my father told us, the family of four was heading up the path that lead to our house, we all knew what would happen. There was the father, mother and two young boys. The oldest was about eight.

I think the older male Indian, seemed apprehensive, and yet he was in a desperate situation. He had to get his family out of the elements. That night it was already ten below and dropping! What choice did he have?

The man had a rifle strap to his shoulder, but the thing about a werewolf is that we have uncanny speed. A man could be the quickest man alive and still be no match for even an inexperience werewolf like my self.

My father invited them in, like any concerned neighbor would. My mother got several blankets and then led them into the living room were a roaring fire was waiting in the fireplace.

Suddenly, tears started to well up in my eyes; I fought back, oh how I fought! I quickly glanced around the room to see if I would pick-up any hints from my family of what I should do and to see if they were aware of my dilemma.

My grandmother was knighting in her rocking chair and humming quietly, my father was cleaning out his tobacco pipe as he stared out the window. I did not know were my mother was, until I heard her clanging around in the kitchen. My twin sister was sitting on the carpet across from me, playing with her dolls.

All this it time it seem like my heart kept pounding loader and loader, until it drowned out the sound of the wind. I watched the Indian family to see if they maybe suspected something. The man and the woman talk in whispered voices and seem uneasy. The two boys were already asleep on the floor. Then, my father turned to me and smiled reassuring. He then asks me if I was hungry in French.

That was all it took, something broke loose in me and I started to wail uncontrollable at the top of my Lungs! Then, every thing happened so fast, that to this day I am not sure of all that happened next.

I know that my father leaped on top of the Indian man, as his victim also lunged for his rifle that was only sitting a foot away from him. The father started yelling for his boys in his native . tongue. How I knew what he was saying I do not know. When the “howling heart” takes over strange things happen.

The oldest boy was now wide-awake, and was standing up staring at me. I did not know it then, because I was “caught up’ in the moment, but I had rip off all my clothes and had changed into something that must had look like a “dog/boy” to the young Indian.

I will never forget how calm he acted. He stared into my eyes with a blank expression on his face. He quickly flung open a jack-knife and jabbed it at me as I snarled at him. Then when he saw how futile this was, he offered to give it to me if I would spare his life! As I stood there trying to comprehend the madness of the situation, my sister leaped on his back, ripping open his throat with her newly formed fangs!

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I now rushed in to help her, only to have her snap at me, like I was her enemy! That is when I started to understand the power of the transformation.

I did not have long to ponder this, for when I glanced to the left, the Indian father, was pointing his riffle at me, from were he lay on the ground, barley alive! I could see his finger slowly squeezing trigger, so I did the only thing I could think of, I threw my self on him, howling like a rabid dog!

To Be Continued….


William Benner (author) from Savannah GA. on June 08, 2012:

Hay KDuBarry03, some how I missed this comment, sorry that it took so long to get back! I am now working on a blog about the the history of shape-shifting around the world and I will let you know when that has been posted.

KDuBarry03 on May 23, 2012:

Wow; very powerful, full of imagination, great character in the narrative voice. I have to say, this is a great horror story! This is a great opening for the rest of the story. I cannot wait to read more of this. I really like how you primarily stayed in the narrator's voice for this segment of the story; it really makes it more personal and relatable to the reader. My hat's tipped off to you!


William Benner (author) from Savannah GA. on November 18, 2011:

Hello angel115707, I am glad that you decided to read this, and I also think you would like My "We who hunt Werewolves" series for it goes into werewolf sightings throughout the world, and I have heard of sightings in North Texas! I travelled though Texas on a Amtrak on Halloween 1999 and I do admit that North Texas can be very spooky!

Angel Ward from Galveston, TX on November 17, 2011:

Its very interesting! I have a hard time reading fiction too lol... I wanted to check it out because I have seen a few things that resemble werewolves or bigfoot, I should publish hubs on those, I really want to hear others who have... one was running on all fours and never hurt me, he could have easily, just disappeared, the second was huge, on two feet and limped with one eye hurt, as if it was in a fight... we didnt stick around, we were in my comaro and just spun it with a 180 and left it ws terrifying... all in North East Texas...a creepy place.... a lot of negative energy there, old black top roads with woods so deep...cemetaries with bad rumors..etc I lived close to 'werewolf lane cemetary" dead bodies found there at times, ravaged, animals and pets go missing or found half eaten..etc

William Benner (author) from Savannah GA. on October 15, 2011:

There has never been a werewolf story like this one! I say this for I take a totally different perspective, not only that of a French Canadian Werewolf, but the views of other cultures that believed and practice shape-shifting. I do my best to reflect the history behind the myths. Then, I take the POV (point of view) of those who hunt werewolves! When you get done with the first four segments you should read for this story looks though the eyes of the werewolf's arch enemy! Also, be on the look out for the blog that will give a in-depth view of the book before it is realised!

larry on October 14, 2011:

I have read your books they are really good don't usually like books like these but i am differently bitten lol looking forward to new one that are coming out

William Benner (author) from Savannah GA. on April 25, 2011:

It is is BS made up to sell books!!

wolfboy from lumsden,canada,sk on April 25, 2011:

is nibiru a death star or a planet x?

William Benner (author) from Savannah GA. on April 24, 2011:

Every time HP lets me know I have a comment...BTW you should check out my hub "The coming of Nibiru" it will tell you what I think about the 2012 end of the world noise!

wolfboy from lumsden,canada,sk on April 24, 2011:

wow you check this hub daily?HAVE A WEREWOLF OF A Easter!!!!!!!!!

William Benner (author) from Savannah GA. on April 23, 2011:

You go ahead and do that wolfboy and I will waite here!

wolfboy from lumsden,canada,sk on April 22, 2011:

nope hubpages deleted it.but we half to stop the end of the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

William Benner (author) from Savannah GA. on April 22, 2011:

Wolboy you are still there! Nobody plug you with a silver bullet yet?? Since I saw that you deleated your hub I thought that you may have been the victim of a werewolf hunter:o

wolfboy from lumsden,canada,sk on April 21, 2011:

ok werewolves it's almost 2012 we half to stop the end of the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

William Benner (author) from Savannah GA. on April 12, 2011:


sulzbacher from florida on April 12, 2011:

meaningful dialogue.

William Benner (author) from Savannah GA. on March 23, 2011:

Hello lobonorth (what a great screen name) thanks for dropping by and I hope you will also check out the rest of these stories so you will get the full affect. I will soon be writing a blog that will interview people who are convinced that they have the soul of a wolf or other animals! Besides this, it will keep people updated on the book I am writing that was inspired by these hubs!

lobonorth on March 23, 2011:


William Benner (author) from Savannah GA. on February 22, 2011:

In all seriousness, if you do really believe you are a REAL werewolf then I will invite you to check out a blog I plan to start that is dedicated to others who have a smiler belief. I will keep you posted to when I will have this published. In the mean time...WELCOME TO HUBPAGES!

wolfboy from lumsden,canada,sk on February 22, 2011:

befor this i was cant tell you butNOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED

William Benner (author) from Savannah GA. on February 21, 2011:

Great! If you are going to be a werewolf you might as well start young!

wolfboy from lumsden,canada,sk on February 21, 2011:

hello voltagewriter!i finally got an acconut im the real cant tell you so what do you onley 7 years old.

William Benner (author) from Savannah GA. on February 15, 2011:

Hay "can tell you" you know you can shots for that these days!;)

cant tell you on February 12, 2011:

hello voltagewriter i am a werewolf too my girlfriend bit me

William Benner (author) from Savannah GA. on January 28, 2011:

Yes salt, there have been times though out history the church has done some pretty evil things in the name of God!

salt from australia on January 28, 2011:

Umm, I like fairy tales. I did read this though - and I read it through to the end. Rivetting reading. I wonder the link with church versus nature religions. Sometimes the church in the name of christianity is the demon?!

William Benner (author) from Savannah GA. on November 06, 2010:

Well there you are again! I will soon complet the first installment of my "werewolves for Jesus" blog were I interview a young man who claims to be werewolf AND a Christian! When I complete it, I will post a link in my profile!

JannyC on November 05, 2010:

You hooked me. I got caught all up in the story. Nicely done.

William Benner (author) from Savannah GA. on October 19, 2010:

I will soon have sequel to the Howling Heart which will be part of my "We who hunt Werewolves." It will be called And Deliver Us From will be from the perspective of the man who finally captures my lead from "The Howling Heart" Watch for it!

K.A.E Grove from Australia on October 19, 2010:

Oh you have something alright.

this was great, I will be back for more :)

William Benner (author) from Savannah GA. on September 27, 2010:

That is just what I want to hear, Alison for I am working hard to finish a book inspired from these stories. I do feel I have something here

Alison Graham from UK on September 27, 2010:

Brilliant, I loved part 1 and will read more! My daughter will love this too - 'Twilight saga', eat your heart out!!!

mythbuster from Utopia, Oz, You Decide on September 14, 2010:

Highvoltagewriter - I just completed pt1-4, now I feel like I have stalked you lol WOW - great set of fiction pieces. Keep writing.

mythbuster from Utopia, Oz, You Decide on September 14, 2010:

Highvoltagewriter - I just completed pt1-4, now I feel like I have stalked you lol WOW - great set of fiction pieces. Keep writing.

William Benner (author) from Savannah GA. on September 10, 2010:

Helow mythbuster! Thanks for stopping by, I have read some of your hubs and really like your stuff as the way I am working on a book based on these stores!

mythbuster from Utopia, Oz, You Decide on September 08, 2010:

Whoaaaaaah I have to back up and get to the beginning of your hubs. Great stuff. Give me a couple of weeks to get through some of your material. Enjoyed this piece a lot and will definitely be back to comment.

William Benner (author) from Savannah GA. on May 29, 2010:

I am working on making this into something which I call a "anibook" meaning it will be part animation and part e-book.

since I have a background in video production, I have teamed up with an animator and graphic artist I use to work with and we are planing on creating something cutting edge!

I will not give to much detail at this time and yet I will say, this is the reason I have not written much on HubPages recently. I do not think it will be something suitable for kids though.

Lita C. Malicdem from Philippines on May 18, 2010:

This is a good content for a story book- and for children. Have it published. You'll give the history of werewolves a fair and unbiased presentation for being you. Good job again, my friend!

William Benner (author) from Savannah GA. on April 26, 2010:

Hello Soraia, thanks for stopping by! God willing this will become a book by next Halloween. Email with contact information and I will be sure to seed you the information about were the book will be available!

Soraia on April 23, 2010:

Hello! My name is Soraia and I am portuguese. I have 13 years old and I like to know a thing. This is a history about a Werewolf, rite? So, this is a book? I like books, very mutch, but I don´t rebember this book. I think this book there isn´t in portugal. So bad.

Maria Teresa Rodriguez - Laurente from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. on March 10, 2010:

Wow, pretty strong and powerful thought. Thank you for sharing this story with us. More power.

magnoliazz from Wisconsin on January 24, 2010:

You pretty much know how to glue someone to a story...can't wait for the rest of the story!

William Benner (author) from Savannah GA. on December 09, 2009:

Hi HuthorLMS! Thanks for reading! It looks like it will become a book...I have gotten some good feedback with publishers!

AuthorLMS on December 09, 2009:

This to me was truly original. I have never actually read anything on werewolves before. Thanks for sharing!

William Benner (author) from Savannah GA. on November 12, 2009:

Thanks for the commits! Yes I am a fairly new Christian! You should read my "The war Within" This whole "Howling Heart" thing started with a contest that Scott.Life was trying to get going. I thought it would be different if wrote about a werewolf who becomes a Christian!

skye2day from Rocky Mountains on November 12, 2009:

Wow I saw your name on a comment and clicked to your profile. I thought best to start a the first Howing Heart.

This has me sitting on the edge of my seat. I did not notice the typo errors. That is how fascinated I was. I will get to Chaper #2 soon. You are a dynamite writer.

Really are you a new believer? That is beautiful. It is the most wonderful thing anyone can do for themselves, it is the only thing that will bring peace. Jesus is the way, truth and life. Welcome to hub pages. I just wrote a new hub 'redeemer' check it out when you are in the 'sane' frame. (kidding)

God Bless You

William Benner (author) from Savannah GA. on October 19, 2009:

Thank you for your commits! I have written three more segments, one is already published and one will be published today or tomorrow! It looks like it will become a book, for I seem to know a lot on the subject. (It was news to me)!

Mindfulness on October 17, 2009:

The photo at the top immediately caught my eye and the story held my attention. It's a good thing I read it in the morning or I wouldn't be able to go to sleep - if it was near bedtime. Good go! I can't wait for the rest of it.

William Benner (author) from Savannah GA. on October 16, 2009:

Thank you and I am glad you enjoyed it I have know published The Howling Heart Part Two, I think you will like that one as well.

ralwus on October 15, 2009:

This is very original and most spellbinding. Kudos. I wait on the finish of it. Thanks CC

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on October 12, 2009:

I really enjoyed this and can't wait for more!

Scott.Life on October 08, 2009:

I usually write them out and get them ready then wait about an hour then come back and read through them again one last time. This had helped me tremendously. I have also gotten in the habit of doing my articles on Microsoft office, word, as it has a great spell/grammar checker that will even take care of punctuation errors. This is still a great story though.

myownworld from uk on October 07, 2009:

powerful story that has a lot of impact...but u just need to correct the typos/spellings... this could actually be quite best of luck with it!

William Benner (author) from Savannah GA. on October 07, 2009:

Yea I think I need to get some one else to read my hubs before I publish...Thanks for the heads up!!

Scott.Life on October 07, 2009:

This was great I think you have the same problem as I do in that you think faster then you can type. I would go back and fix some of the spelling and word usage mistakes to polish it up , but still very nice, I can't wait for the next chapter. Congratulations you're the first one to submit something. I'll get the hub up and going as soon as I can so people can vote.

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