On approximately 24 February 2017 the Pope admonished lazy Christians by inferring it's better to be atheist rather than fail to meet the heavenly obligations expected of them. The timing is perfect for me. My story Terribilis argues, to a large degree, against lazy Christians. (Click on the button if you haven't read it:
Hairy and furry animals (and some insects) sometimes have color variations within their coats. It got me to thinking about the grotesque and wiry hide of the werewolf (naturally). In movies, drawings, and in many fictional book descriptions I am often presented with a solid colored werewolf - usually dark brown or black. Sometimes the image is also of a lighter brown monster. But since nature often mixes up the color palette of so many animals/insects on this planet, could the not same happen to monsters?
I propose, then, that it should not be impossible to gaze upon a piebald, roan, or striped werewolf. Yes: piebald, roan, and striped. Piebalds (a noun and an adjective) are spotted werewolves, usually with two colors, typically white and black. Cows and dogs immediately come to mind. Roans (a noun and an adjective) have a base color peppered with thickly interspersed individual hairs of another color. Some dictionaries indicate the individual hairs are white which makes the base color seem diffused. Think of the classic strawberry roan horse. As for striped werewolves, I suppose little explanation is required there, but don't just imagine a zebra-textured beast. Maybe the color scheme could be more like a bee or an okapi. Look that one up. The striping is amazing.
Is such a proposal ridiculous? Would people being chased by a piebald have to stop and laugh before they are eaten? Once you have pondered this I will possibly broach an even crazier topic: Tails. Yes or no?
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