Colin from New York sent me this story about his encounter with a werewolf.
My name is Colin and I'm an 8 year old boy living in upstate New
York. I'm reading your book right now and I really like it. Now
here's one of my stories.
Last night, I was at a Halloween party. It was two days after a full
moon and it was still really big in the night sky.
There's a path in the woods that comes up behind the house where we were attending the party. Me and my friend, Katie, decided to check it out.
I just started on the path when I heard a weird noise. And I don't
mean "Boo!" I mean, it was a loud, deep growl. I said, "Did you hear
that, Katie?" She nodded.
I stared deeper into the woods and saw a stick-like figure leaning
against a tree. Then it broke a branch and went down on all fours.
I kept walking further down the path. Katie stayed back. She was
pretty scared. I never saw her like this.
Then I saw its head. It was a wolf-like head. It was furry and
oval shaped. It was looking the other way and I could make out a body. It was furry and had big claws. And it smelled horrible.
Then I called to my dad to give me his cell phone camera. I took one picture of the creature but it didn't come out good. You could just see its back, running away.
Then I heard a twig break. Then another. Then another. Then I heard it breathing on my neck. I didn't want to look back. I was running so fast that I tripped over a log. I yelled out then I got up and kept running until I was out off the woods.
I told everyone about what happened but they didn't believe me. I took all the kids into the woods but I took a wrong turn.
I saw the stick-like creature again. Although, this time he was walking upright on his two back legs - like a human. Katie saw it but
the other kids never did.
No one but Katie believed my story. But I thought maybe you would so I wanted to tell you about it.
Thanks, Colin. Too bad that picture didn't come out too well. Still, a scary encounter!