The Curse of a She Wolf

Friday Fictioneers – hosted by Rochelle Wisoff Fields

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The wonderful Dale has given us a picture of a garlic string to stir our imagination and taste buds. I understand that the greatest benefit from garlic is to eat it raw in salads. Does anyone really eat the cloves raw?

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

The Curse of a She Wolf

Radiant with the beauty of eternal youth, Silvia enchanted a fluttering of men like lavender surrounded by buzzing bees.  Four of her husbands died of broken hearts and the fifth during a moment of rampant ecstasy, and she howled pitiless that night. It was her curse to devour the passion from the souls of men.
In Vulcan, the women called her ‘She Wolf’ and fortified their homes with strings of garlic.
Late afternoons, wearing fine leather and furs, she would ride her sleek stallion to lure a lusting youth.
By midnight, her mourning and howling would haunt the mountain villages.

30 responses to “The Curse of a She Wolf

  1. Dear James,

    I didn’t know garlic worked against werewolves, too. Haunting tale.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  2. For each woman kills the thing she loves

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  3. A femme fatale, evil but irrisistable. Nice one James.

    Here’s mine!

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  4. Interesting that it’s other women who spot her fatal attraction and take precautions to safeguard their men. Maybe a little Wolfsbane would help too 🙂

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  5. Ohh, I didn’t know garlic could ward off werewolves too. Good one, James

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  6. Doesn’t sound as much a curse for her as it does for her unfortunate victims. Good details with poetic flair.

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  7. i’m afraid she isn’t alone. ever heard of the female spider who eats its lover after mating?

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  8. Poetic and spooky. Good story!

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  9. An evocative story. I love the use of language to set the mood here. I can feel her loneliness alongside her power. It calls up so many old myths to my mind.

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  10. Very atmospheric.

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  11. Beautifully atmospheric, James. I really enjoyed this.
    As for raw garlic, my grandmother sliced it and had it on her burnt toast for breakfast … She lived to 92 so, how bad could that have been? 😉

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  12. I enjoyed the fairy tale quality of your tale, good last line.
    I do eat raw garlic sometimes !

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  13. Maybe one day she’ll find someone who can handle her!

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  14. Strangely enticing story. Interesting character.

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  15. A horrible fate indeed. Very well written.

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  16. I don’t know. It doesn’t seem like a bad way to go.

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  17. Oh! I love this! Silvia enchanted a fluttering of men like lavender surrounded by buzzing bees. Favorite line, but then there are so many more!! Perfection.

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  18. Wow, this is clever. A passionate and deadly wolf… lock up your men.

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