Crimefighter: Trifecta – Week Eighty

Written for the Trifecta writing challenge.


It’s now day 357 since I got stuck. Not stuck on an island or in a crashed plane in the arctic or anything BORING like that. I’m stuck in the shape, of a werewolf.

It was fun, just being a dog for a while, chewing the occasional tennis ball. But I was a freak. Without a reversion to human form, my human side could only express itself through my mind. Over time I ceased craving the hunt, and started craving a Big Mac with fries. I missed listening to Audioslave and just rocking out. Six months into being stuck, my human thought pattern had returned almost completely, although fire hydrants still make me want to pee.

I started living in an abandoned building near the edge of town. That way I could conveniently scare a pizza delivery guy out of his pizza. You gotta love a large Meat-Lover’s, you know? It was at this time that a life-changing event happened to me.

One day, the local drug lord decided somebody encroached on his turf and he raided my pad, while I was there. I stepped in front of him and said, “Boo.” That was it. Didn’t even eat him, not a nibble. The sight of me alone is scary. I’m about eight feet tall and built like a linebacker. No hybrid face for me. I got a straightup wolf’s head, though one fitting an animal 5 times heavier than a wolf. The drug lord guy emptied a clip into me. All it did was piss me off. I roared into his face. He wet himself and ran for his life. Soon, the drug trade ceased in the town.

I realized I may be stuck with this inconvenient shape, but I can still make a difference. I hunt criminals now. I’m pretty much invulnerable so they haven’t got a chance. Crime has gone extinct in our little town. I’m moving to the big city soon. Watch out bad guys. A big ol’ dog is movin’ in.


This week’s Trifecta writing challenge is to write between 33 and 333 words using the word and third definition of Freak (one that is markedly unusual or abnormal.) The Trifecta page may be found here:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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18 Responses to Crimefighter: Trifecta – Week Eighty

  1. Ok, I kind of totally love this. I’m a sucker for Werewolf stories and this one is pretty darn unique. The idea that the longer he’s in the state, the more human he is in his own mind might be the most unique part. I thoroughly enjoyed this one.


    • EagleAye says:

      Yeah, I’m much more into werewolves than vampires. I guess I’m just a dog person. I love a good werewolf story. Glad you enjoyed it. Stop by again sometime.


  2. Lyn says:

    Great story. I love your characters sense of humour. Meat-lover’s pizza I can understand, but a Big Mac? That made me shudder 🙂
    Perhaps he could also consider hiring himself out to little old ladies walking home from the market – especially at night. Now, about that picture… 😀


    • EagleAye says:

      Not all werewolves have good taste. 😉 He’s already doing that but it’s a careful process. It wouldn’t do to give the old ladies a heart attack.

      And that picture…uh…I guess it could be interpreted many ways, hehe.

      Glad you enjoyed the story. Cheers!


  3. Draug419 says:

    Such a good doggy haha 😀


  4. Superman had a dog, right? Was he named Krypto? What I mean is, this werewolf needs a good crime-fighting name. Something to put into the papers when the people praise him in articles. Thanks for the fun read, and thank you for linking up!


    • EagleAye says:

      Hmm. That’s a really good point. I guess Astro is already taken. Maybe he could wear a cape. Then he could be The Caped Canine! 🙂

      Thanks much for reading.


  5. So original! Your writing pulls the reader right in. Who knew a werewolf would be so introspective? Really, really well done!


  6. Christine says:

    Ha! This was so fun! There was something Dresden-esque to it, or maybe Grimm… I’d love to see a serial about a crime-fighting werewolf!


    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. I’m actually thinking about it. I kinda like this guy. And Grimm is one of my favorite shows. I might actually start a serial with this one. Thanks kindly for the feedback.


  7. Woof woof. A great new super-hero.


  8. nightlake says:

    Conscientious wolf. Enjoyable story. But, the big city might have technology to counter the poor wolf.


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