Twelve-year-old Chris learned that lycanthropy ran in her family. The hard way. On the desolate family farm dominated by her father’s alcoholism, everyone hides problems. As Chris grows, she spends one night a month locked in the basement and clawing at the door. She yearns for freedom, but can even lycanthropy break the chains in Chris’ own mind?
Originally published in "Women who Run with the Werewolves," Cleis Press, 1996.
Michael W Lucas lives in Detroit, Michigan. He is the author of several critically-acclaimed nonfiction books and assorted short stories. His interests include martial arts and Michigan history.