Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Tantalizing Tuesday Tease: The morning after
The morning after
Opening my eyes I stared at the ground, ten feet beneath me. Stretching, to my full six feet four, I could feel every single muscle in my body aching, from the shift to panther and back again. I hadn't got a clue why I had started shifting all I knew was it had been happening more and more frequently, so now waking totally naked and, more often than not, up a tree was less of a surprise to me than the occasional days I woke in an actual bed.
Rising to a crouch I looked down, and saw fresh blood under my nails. Fear coursed through my body as I tried to remember what had happened but, just like after every shift, my mind was a total blank. The blood didn't seem to be mine and all I knew was I had to get home, and get myself cleaned up, before anybody saw me.
It took me a couple of minutes to work out I was less than a mile from my home, so now all I had to do was get there without being seen. Taking one last look, to make sure there was no-one around, I dropped to the floor and began to run.