A Moonlight Change

April 19, 2011
By Lanieloo SILVER, Bloomington, Illinois
Lanieloo SILVER, Bloomington, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake. ~Henry David Thoreau


Change. I hate it, but it’s me. No matter where I am, or who I am with, change is afoot. As midnight gains on me I retreat to the recesses of a nearby cave. Maybe it’ll be safer here, I think to myself. But I know it’s a lie, because change is growing nearer every second. I know when it comes it will hurt.

I feel a sudden ache rise in my muscles, its happening. I push myself against the cold, wet, stone wall. I cry out as my bones begin to shift, and double in size. The pain brings me to my knees and I shut my eyes holding back tears.

I hear the sudden ripping of my clothing as I grow out of it. My body shudders, and I cry out once more, as the reflection of the full moon bounces around the puddles in the cave. No matter where I hide it follows me.

Then my memory fails, and I fade into my canine side.


I wake up, naked, and cold in the middle of the forest alone. I struggle to my feet. My body aches, and my head hurts. My vision is a bit hazy and I can see the bare, human skin on me

The change is over.

I’m me again.


The author's comments:
I wrote this during a full moon, and thought it'd be cool to write about an experience no one has ever felt.

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on Jul. 8 2011 at 7:00 pm
Lanieloo SILVER, Bloomington, Illinois
5 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake. ~Henry David Thoreau

Thank you! I really apreciate your opinion on my work!!

on Jul. 4 2011 at 8:29 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Very short, but astonishingly descriptive and emotional at the same time.

I do believe you have a gift.



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