The Hershey’s Werewolf
On a lazy Sunday morning–this morning, in fact–I sat at the computer surfing the Net as my lovely better half was finishing her coffee in the living room, watching a rerun of THE GOLDEN GIRLS. Suddenly she shouted my name, urging me to “Come quick!” Naturally I obliged, having learned the imprudence of ignoring such a call. I rushed into the room in time to catch the tail end of a commercial, a commercial that I immediately looked up online. A commercial advertising Hershey’s Cookie-Layer Crunch candy bar. “If you add layers to your face, you have a beard,” it tells us, as a man simultaneously munches on a candy bar and primps in the mirror. “If you add layers to a beard, you’re a werewolf.” Who knew it was that easy? I always wear a beard (or at least a goatee) and sometimes said beard grows to a considerable length. (I had the look way before the hipsters at your local mall and the priggish rednecks on that low-rated cable reality show. Just sayin’.)
At what point have I added “layers” to my beard? I think I’m probably there. Does that make me a werewolf?
Yeah, I’m overthinking it, I know. It’s just a cute commercial with a werewolf. I shouldn’t read too much into it.
You can watch the commercial here.
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!