WereWolf – Creative Essay The boy drew haggared breaths while hopelessly stumbling through the dark and forbidding forest. With a panic stricken face that spoke of desperation, the exhausted boy glanced behind him, to check for any sign of pursuit. He had been running and fleeing that thing for what seemed like hours. Overhead, the moon was bright and full, casting a pale yellowy light over the forest. It could have been nice to gaze at, but the boy had no such time.
Heavy crashing footsteps sounded all too near. Then again that dreadfull unatural howl. The piercing cry echoed through the silent woods chilling the boy to the bones! With a frightened yelp, the boy continued his flight for safety. But no matter how far he ran, how hard he tried, the thing, the hunter was always only a few paces behind, pursuing relentlessly. The boy’s clothes was torn and bloody, hanging in strips from his bruised body.
Shurbs with thorny stems and low hanging branches slowed his escape, cutting him and barring his way. Making him more desperate, adding to his weariness. His lungs were burning, he was out of breath, the boy wanted to give up, his legs however denied him. They continued moving and running. His body was fatigued, his head ached, his muscles throbbed.
Pain, his body cried out Pain, stop! He could not stop. It was gaining, only a few inches! Soon blood would be spilled! Blood will be spilled to appease the appetite of the beast! With powerfull hind legs, it lunged at it’s prey from behind. Hands outstreached, claws grasping! A scream, his first and last emmanated from his throat before he fell victim to the predator! Tommy awoke disoriented and terrified, he shook his head, to discard any resudue from his nightmare. He was bathed in cold sweat. Gasping for air, and trembling from the aftershock of his nighmare, he groped his way to the bathroom. Splashing cool water on his face, he tried to convince himself that it was only a dream.
That it wasn’t real. But it had all seem so vivid and real. If this was the first time it happened, Tommy could have have handled it. But this same nightmare had plagued him ever since the terrible accident! Night after night, time and time again, the same terrible dream. Why does’nt it stop? Why does it keep happening? Tommy inhaled and exhaled deeply, hoping to calm his nerves.
Finally able to steady his shaking form, he went back to his bed. Just face your fear, he told himself. It’s all in the mind. Control it and it’ll go away. He did’nt believe any of this however, he was scared, frightened to death. Tommy sat down on his bed and stared at the wall.
He dared not close his eyes again, at least not tonight. No more sleep. He tried to think of happy things, nice things. Like the time he went over to his aunt’s house for a party, or when his dad bought him a bike for his birthday. He tried to forget his nighmare.
A cool breeze blew in from the open window, helping Tommy to relax. After a while his eyelids started to droop. His conciousness faded. Despite Tommy’s fear, his exhaustion weighted more heavily on him. He had had a long day at school. Soon sleep claimed the little boy, though his mind was anything but at rest.
For slowly that same dream, that frightening nightmare began to unwind itself inside of Tommy’s mind. The beast.. The forest.. The moon.. The howl.. The boy tossed in his sleep and moaned! “No!”, a sream sounded upstairs. Downstairs in the master bed room, John, sat bolt upright and looked around the darkened room, “What the..”, he exclaimed, still dizzy from sleep. Lisa, on the other half of the matress got out of bed and put on her slipper.
“John it’s Tommy again, I’ll be back soon.” “Don’t tell me, he’s having those nightmares again.”, he complained, rubbing his eyes to clear away the sleep. “John”, his wife lectured in a sharp tone, “He’s just a little boy, little boys have nightmares. I have to go and calm him down. Do you remember what happened last time?” “I remember”, John replied, chagrined, he knew his wife was right, it was just that he was grumpy whenever he was awoken suddenly. “He was crying and everything”, John recalled, “But Lis, this has been happening every night now for months.
Don’t you think we should take Tommy to a doctor or something?” “Honey, I don’t think that’s necessary. Just give him some time, it’ll pass.” “I’m not satisfied with that”, John replied joining his wife, who was alrealy rushing up the stairs, “If were not going to a doctor, then we’d better do something about this ourselves!” The parents found their child rolled up into a ball. Tommy was shaking like a new born kitten. “Tommy it’s all right mommy and daddy are here. No one is going to hurt you.
Everything is all right.” Lisa soothed her terrified son. She craddled him in her lap and gently brushed his wet hair away from his eyes. “Don’t worry Tommy, Daddy’s here. He’ll take care of that old pesky werewolf. John motioned to the shotgun slung across his back and loaded a barrel.
It was of course loaded with blanks. John thought it would be more convincing to his son if he saw that his parents are actually taking action and not just saying nothing will happen as long as their around. Talk is cheap and Tommy was old enough to understand that. “Mommy it was so horrible, like before. It was chasing me all night and then, and then..” The boy again broke down in sobbing. “John it’s worse than before, this nightmare is really scaring him”, Lis looked to her husband, her face was wrinkled with worry.
“This does look worse than normal”, her husband replied, shaking his head, “Maybe it be best if we see a doctor.” “Your probrably right dear, First thing tommorow.” Lis then returned her attention to their crying son. “Tommy, how about if you come and sleep with us tonight. Will that make you feel better?”, Mom suggested gently, patting their son on the back. Tommy nodded through a tear streaken face. Lisa carried Tommy down to their room, speaking to him softly and urging him to relax. John followed, before going back to bed he put the shot gun back in the cabinet and locked the doors.
“Dear, are you awake?”, John shook his wife gently. “MMmm, John, what is it?”, Lis mumbled awakening from her slumber. “I’m sorry to wake you Lis”, John sighted. “It’s okay, what is it honey? Whats wrong?” “Uh.. It’s nothing I guess.
How’s Tommy doing?”, he asked. Lis felt the small bundle clung tightly in her arms. Tommy was fast aslep and snoring lightly. “He’s doing fine”, his wife replied, “John is something on your mind?” “Lis, that day we went to that Safari zoo a couple of months ago..” His wife nodded, but did’nt answer. She knew all too well what her husband was refering to. “I just can’t get over it.
It was such a perfect day. The kids were laughing and enjoying themselves. And then it happened.”, John shook his head bitterly. ” I should’nt have told Jodi that she could go feed the fishes. But she pestered me so much.
I could’nt stand to see her pretty little face ruined by that.. sad, disappointed look. I..” John choked, tears welled out of his eyes. “It’s all my fault. I’ll never forgive myself!” “Honey, stop it.
It was’nt your fault. That wolf was old and diseased, it had wandered into the fish pond trail. You could’nt have know that the wolf was going to be there.” Lis tried to comfort her husband, but her eyes were moistening and her voice broke. “Those damned doctors could’nt even save her”, He hissed. “John, this is hard on me too.
Jodi was our daughter but you’ve got to let go! We have to think of Tommy now. Please, lets go back to sleep or we’ll wake Tommy”, Lis pleaded. John immediately fell silent, his wife was right. I can never get her back, John thought. But I swear that I won’t make the same mistake with Tommy.
I’m going to cure my son’s recuring nightmares if it’s the last thing I do. Immediately the next day, the parents wasted no time to take their to see a child phsycologist. But after the etire two hour session, Tommy did’nt seem much better than when they first came. He was still disturbed, numb and terrified. He did’nt open up much and was silent the whole time. John was crushed, he desperately wanted to blame Doctor Lee. But he knew that it was’nt the doctor’s fault.
There was nothing lacking in her skill. It was because she has not, as yet earned Tommy’s trust. To him, she was a stranger, an intruder. Dr. Lee explained that it would take weeks or even months before Tommy would sufficiently trust her and open up to her. For now, there was nothing she could do.
But unkown to the parents or the doctor, Tommy had picked up something. It was something important that the doctor hand repeated to him over and over again. “Face your fear. A nightmare is just a dream. Dreams can be controlled!” The sky was darkening.
He was in the middle of a desert. The wind was whipping and tearing through him. Suddenly the moon rose up into the sky. It was bright, it glowed a gory blood red. It was the only source of illumination.
There were no stars. The night sky was a thick curtain of black. Fog swirled up from the ground abscuring the boy’s vision. Trees started to sprout up form the desert sands. Tall gigantic trees. Weeds started to spring, after the trees were in place.
It curled around the boys angle, tangling and trapping him. Then again it started. The unmistakable spine chilling howl that marked the begining of the the terror. The vicious echo in his head that would not go away. He started to run, run for his life. The beast followed and pursued. Hours of running, hours of futile running.
There is no escape, there was never any escape. Everytime he was victim to the beast. He was cut, and bloody. His clothes were torn and shreded to a hundred pieces. Blood ebbed from numerous deep gashes.
Closer and closer it came. The hunter smelled the blood and it’s hunger is aroused. He could almost feel it’s hot breath on him, …