Play along with me for a second. Now yes, the whole thing about the full moon and werewolves was largely if not completely made up by Kurt Siodmak for his screenplay for THE WOLFMAN (nee THE WOLF MAN). But the trope has become so saturating, so “over” in wrestling parlance, that it might as well have been a part of the legend from the dim beginnings. So, right now the Earth has two moons. Our regular moon and a second one. The latter is way smaller; like, waaaay smaller, maybe six meters. It’s a tiny asteroid that got caught up in Earth’s gravity and went into orbit. It has been given the spiffy-sounding name 2020 CD₃. (Rolls right off the tongue, doesn’t it?) 2020 CD₃ won’t be with us too long before it breaks free of the planet’s gravity and continues on its journey through the universe.
While it’s here, though, and IF the moon, any moon, had an effect on werewolves, how might having a second satellite mess with a werewolf’s routine? Is it too small to have any effect at all? Probably that would be the case. What if we were dealing with a larger mini-moon, though? Might it be capable of causing a werewolf to transform without its bigger co-moon being full? And what if both the large and the small moons were both full at the same time? Would a regular werewolf be transformed into a super-werewolf, larger and more powerful than usual? There’s a story, there, waiting to be told, I think.
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
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