Check out my latest installment of Wolf Head: Resolve.
Here is a snippet of the Chapter:
Talking with, more listening to, the animate man, the wizened priest nodes solemnly. Daniel’s expressive arms attempt to reenact his story, swinging wildly around his head to punctuate every injustice he’d suffered. Now and again, the avenging priest makes a quick bob of his head, ducking under Daniel’s unwary hands.
“She’s a witch, I think,” Daniel rails. “Wouldn’t be surprised if she’s in cahoots with the monster.” The priest’s wandering eyes study the landscape behind this bore as he tries to think up a way of quitting Daniel’s company. The ex-pig farmer goes on. “When I got home, she and this giant grey wolf were there, the wolf standing on two legs like a man.”
“Indeed,” the priest drawls, holding out the last syllable as his companion talks over him.
“I’m glad you’re here,” he goes on. “We tried a hunter, and that didn’t work. Idiot got himself killed.” Daniel paid no attention to the sudden stiffness of his audience, or the cold, exasperated exhale. “Nah, what we need is someone like you, someone who holds sway over these things.”
Daniel had managed to say exactly the wrong thing.
Something in the countenance of the priest finally makes its way to Daniel. Stopping short, his next words catch in his throat. Under his veil, the priest’s eyes alight with passion, the glowing spheres shining through the thin white material. Taking cautious steps backward, Daniel ends his arms jittering dance, bringing them into a protective position between him and the old man.
Pulling off his hood, the priest uncovers his aged face. The pale prickly hair, still growing around his temples and the back of his head, seem made of the same stock as that of his neatly trimmed beard. His bald dome reflects the rising sun, with the exception of a few dark liver spots. The bristly eyebrows, bent in fury, overhang the beaming luminance of his eyes.
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Part 1: The Job
Part 2: Foreboding
Part 3: Aftermath
Part 4: Into the Night
Part 5: The Struggle
Part 6: Expelled
Part 7: Out From the Bones
Part 8: Respite
Part 9: Sunset
Part 10: Transformation
Part 11: The Shepherd
Part 12: The Party
Part 13: The Wolf
Part 14: Partners
Part 15: Foreshadows
Part 16: Freedom
Part 17: Eavesdropping
Part 18: Resolve