I try to be kind. For one thing, it wouldn’t be too smart to go alienating readers. We need our readers to survive. Your clicks pay the bills, friends. Secondarily, what harm does a little roleplay, a little fantasy, do? It’s a benefit in today’s world, if kept in perspective. It meets certain needs. And really, there is no way one can either prove or disprove anything of a spiritual, i.e. “supernatural”, nature. It’s like the old argument as to whether or not there is a God. Some believe there is; some disbelieve. Neither side can, despite what some in the latter category like to profess, prove their argument. If someone says that he is a spiritual werewolf, then, who am I to say hogwash? I can’t prove that he isn’t. Insofar as spiritual matters are concerned, we are all on the same playing field. We *believe.* But we cannot *prove.* We can be convinced, but we cannot *know.*
All that being said, we must concede that it is impossible for a human being to physically transform into a werewolf, sans extensive surgeries or the help of Rick Baker, and even then the person would remain, genetically, just a human. If werewolves exist—and I believe that they do, most certainly do—they aren’t human beings who transform into them and then revert back to their human selves afterward. Not physically. That’s not possible. People can pretend. People can dress up. In and of itself there’s nothing wrong with that. But people shouldn’t lose touch with reality, either.
And if by chance some literal werewolf happens to read this and gets his fur ruffled because I said that he doesn’t exist, he can feel free to send us some video footage of him undergoing a physical transformation. We will gladly admit we were wrong.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
MORTUI VELOCES SUNT!