Saturday, October 26, 2013

October 26: A Night in the Lonesome October-fest

Snuff is killing time during a quiet day. He fools around, tracking a fox before losing it in a stream. In my headcanon, the fox is Fennick, from Zach Shephard's Lonesome October story, My Least Immemorial Year. This fox is a vixen and I don't know if Fennick was or not.

Snuff notices that he's being followed too, and loops the loup, as it were, finding a large wolf he initially takes for Larry. He is disabused of this notion by the first words out of the wolf's mouth. It was following him, it said, because the humans of this place seemed strange and it wanted Snuff's advice on the safety of wintering here. Snuff gives the wolf some advice, but grows suspicious when the moonlight shows him that the wolf is the same creature whose image was captured in Jill's ward.

Snuff takes off, the mystery wolf calls him by name, which he hadn't offered, and he shakes its pursuit easily. 

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