Once a Wolf posted
- Hello, all! A while back I mentioned to Lisa (and asked to use her
artwork for promotional reasons) about a Remus Lupin fan novel I've
been working on. She wanted me to inform the group whenever it was
up. So, take a break from the hectic holiday and get lost in the
story because the prologue and first chapter are up. Be warned, it
is rather dark at the moment, as it is NOT from Harry's POV. The
Here is a bit of a promo teaser:
"Some say it was his family name of Lupescu that marked him. Others
say it was because he was born from the union of an English witch and
a Rumanian Gypsy that he was fated for the bite. Either way, he was
but a child of five when the horrid curse imposed itself upon him and
from then on sent him and his family into a rapid downward spiral."
A miracle child met with joy
"Finally, in June Mamã discovered she was pregnant for a third time.
Both husband and wife rejoiced but met the news with trepidation,
anticipating complication and another tragic outcome. The third
pregnancy was a charm and on March 10, 1960, Stella and Doru Lupin at
last became parents to a slightly premature baby boy. Due to his
great determination to live, Mamã named him Remus in honour of one of
Rome's founding siblings."
"The good tidings weren't completely met with joy. The Lupescu family
became harbingers of doom, voicing their Transylvanian superstitions
when told the name of the new addition. It was the equivalent of
murder, they prophesied, to name a child after a man raised by a wolf
when he already belonged to the lupi since their family name derived
from the creatures."
The path to tragedy begins with the end of innocence.
"When he turned back around to retreat toward the security of his
house, he met with the glowing and very real amber eyes of a great
wolf. It was as if the blackness itself took the terrible canine
shape out of a lingering nightmare.
"Remus glanced over the beast at his quiet, shadowed home where
safety taunted him. There was too much distance between him and the
front door and although his legs were long for his age, they were
still a child's limbs which would never be able to outrun a wild
animal. If he could just reach the porch!"
Bad things happen to good people
"Once upon a time his full name was emblazoned across the new rather
than cracked leather of the gift from his parents. Now the remainder
of it attempted to follow the example of the already vanquished
letters. Just as well. Once upon a time he had been gainfully
employed as a professor. Now he was a host of things: a beggar, a
thief, a busker and a sometime rent-boy. Whatever provided him with
his next meal. The lycanthropic infection which catapulted him into
such extreme indigence robbed him of nearly everything he once had
early in life. It condemned him to live in loneliness and misery,
destitution and misunderstanding, in desperate need and unrequited
want, snatching away all that he loved."
Hell doesn't release its prisoners easily.
Infected with Lupinus
Once a Wolf
Read the first section of Canto 1 now at:
- Sounds really good! ^_^ But I had trouble with the
link. Is your story not quite up yet?
Yahoo! DSL Something to write home about.
Just $16.99/mo. or less.
- Uh oh! I'm new with doing links and stuff online so you must forgive
me. Try this:
If not, it is on Fiction Alley (Schnoogle house). Once you get on
the Fiction Alley site they have a great new search engine where you
can "Jump to" the story title you type in. I apologise for any
inconvenience but MANY thanks for the interest. :) Just remember:
only the prologue and first chapter are currently up. It's a work in
progress and I hope to get the next two chapters up before Xmas. Let
me know if you can get on. :)
--Infected with Lupinus
--- In LMRourkeArtGallery@yahoogroups.com, Lisa Rourke
> Sounds really good! ^_^ But I had trouble with the
> link. Is your story not quite up yet?
> Yahoo! DSL Something to write home about.
> Just $16.99/mo. or less.
- That works! ^_^
Good Luck with your story!
> Uh oh! I'm new with doing links and stuff online sohttp://www.fictionalley.org/authors/infected_with_lupinus/OAW00a.html
> you must forgive
> me. Try this:
> If not, it is on Fiction Alley (Schnoogle house).
> Once you get on
> the Fiction Alley site they have a great new search
> engine where you
> can "Jump to" the story title you type in. I
> apologise for any
> inconvenience but MANY thanks for the interest. :)
> Just remember:
> only the prologue and first chapter are currently
> up. It's a work in
> progress and I hope to get the next two chapters up
> before Xmas. Let
> me know if you can get on. :)
> --Infected with Lupinus
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