Her First Night Out

She was sleeping so peacefully that I didn’t have the heart to wake her up. But the moon was up, and her friends would be coming to pick her up for her first ‘night out’ soon.

I gently stroked her hair, and whispered, “Jenny, sweetheart, it’s time.”

She opened her eyes and gave me a sleepy smile that nearly broke my heart. If only…

I kissed her on the forehead, and said, “Remember to wait till exact midnight before you take your first bite.”

Life of a parent is especially tough when one’s child has just turned into a werewolf.


Photo prompt courtesy Gah Learner


100 words.

Written in response to the Friday Fictioneers weekly challenge, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff Fields 

You can find other stories inspired by this week’s prompt here

About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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39 Responses to Her First Night Out

  1. Abhijit Ray says:

    True. You have to guide them how and when to make the right bite. Nice!

  2. neilmacdon says:

    Now that’s what I call an understanding parent

  3. draliman says:

    Aw sweet, gearing up for her first kill 🙂

  4. pennygadd51 says:

    Your story illustrates graphically the unconditional love that a parent should show, even when one’s child is, shall we say, unconventional…Nice idea, Anurag

  5. Yikes! Now that’s what you call unconditional love! Nicely done, Anurag. 🙂

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  6. Dear Anurag,

    Now that’s a unique twist on the werewolf story. A parent should love unconditionally. Smiling and shaking my head. 😉



  7. gahlearner says:

    Let’s hope mum or dad is far enough away when that first bite occurs… Great, unique take on the prompt.

  8. Dale says:

    Sweet… as far as raising “monsters” go…

  9. Akshata Ram says:

    you are too good.., werewolf.. i mean seriously. awesome is all I can say

  10. plaridel says:

    it should be an interesting night out. i hope he didn’t forget to remove her teeth retainers for maximum effect. 🙂

  11. Natasha says:

    Wicked as ever! Such a cute little baby werewolf this Jenny girl. Lol!

  12. A tender take on a terrifying subject! Clever.

    Click to read my FriFic tale!

  13. lisarey1990 says:

    There is a lot of layers to this story and many meanings that can be took from it. A really strong piece.

  14. A parent’s love is unconditional and transcends species I guess

  15. Susan says:

    A parent should always support a child, no matter what direction they take in life.

  16. Make one wonder if it runs in the family? Nicely done.

  17. jillyfunnell says:

    I bet when she was born it was love at first bite!

  18. Sandra says:

    Now that’s what you call a killer last line.

  19. How sweet… and so hard to grow up being a werewolf…

  20. Dahlia says:

    Wow that was quite a twist!

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