Halloween Flash Fiction Event: Gini Koch

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Thank you for joining us for this Halloween Flash Fiction Event story from Gini Koch. Does this sound like a blessing… or a curse?? The image is a stock photo from a DeviantART artist who specifically allows it to be used on outside websites, with credit and links posted. Big thanks, to both the author and the artist, for sharing. Now… on to the story…

 

Moonlight Becomes You

By Gini Koch

The story that says we can’t help changing when the moon is full is a lie. All werewolves can control when they change. But when the moon is full…we don’t want to.

Werewolves aren’t helpless – we’re hedonists. We like being lupine, being free. For us, it isn’t a curse, it’s a blessing.

For ones not so blessed? Well, for those designated as food or fun, it’s probably a curse. But for youHowlingBeautyQuiet-BlissDeviantart

You could join us. You could learn to run free, to dance in the moonlight, to do what you want, when you want, with nothing able to stop you. Silver bullets are a lie, too. The only thing that stops a werewolf is time. We don’t live longer than humans, we just live better, faster and freer. So it seems longer, but shorter, too.

You could join us. If you wanted to. Live by night, sleep by day, love who you want, eat who you hate. Sing and dance in the moonlight.

Come meet me by the old tree on the high hill when the moon is full. I’ll be waiting for you, to see if you will become part of the moonlight with me.

After all, everyone joins the moonlight. Sooner or later.

 

About The Author

Gini Koch writes the fast, fresh and funny Alien/Katherine “Kitty” Katt series for DAW Books, the Necropolis Enforcement Files series, and the Martian Alliance Chronicles series for Musa Publishing. Alien in the House, Book 7 in her long-running Alien series, won the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award as the Best Futuristic Romance of 2013. Book 10/Universal Alien is coming this December.

NB_Cover_Final300dpiAs G.J. Koch she writes the Alexander Outland series and she’s made the most of multiple personality disorder by writing under a variety of other pen names as well, including Anita Ensal, Jemma Chase, A.E. Stanton, and J.C. Koch. Currently, Gini has stories featured in the Unidentified Funny Objects 3, Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs. Aliens, and Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets anthologies, and, writing as J.C. Koch, in Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters, The Madness of Cthulhu, Vol. 1, and A Darke Phantastique anthologies. She will also have a story in the first book in an X-Files anthology series coming out in 2015.

Last but in no way least, Gini will be a part of the SENSATIONAL SIX: Action and Adventure in Sci Fi, Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance boxed set, releasing Nov. 17, 2014. It will include her full length novel, The Night Beat, as well as an excerpt from the next book in the Necropolis Enforcement Files series, Night Music. For information on this and other upcoming releases, contact Gini via her website: www.ginikoch.com

 

About The Artist

Image: Howling Beauty

Artist Page: Quiet-bliss http://www.deviantart.com/art/howling-beauty-485124603

 

3 Comments

  1. Comment by Lori H:

    Sounds wonderful 🙂

  2. Comment by bejeweledcat:

    Excellent work, Gini. It makes me want to run through the forest and I’m strictly an indoor kind of girl.

  3. Comment by Jennifer:

    It does kinda have that effect on people, huh?? LOL!!

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