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Werewolves who can speak to dogs. A werewolf and a vampire who are trying to hide their true identities from one another. Read on for more prompts such as these!
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Werewolf Story Ideas
Without further ado, below are some enticing story ideas and prompts to stoke the imagination!
Please note that the genders in these starters are just placeholders and are not meant to enforce any hurtful stereotypes nor offend anyone.
Ready to sink your teeth into the world of werewolf storytelling? Let’s delve into the most intriguing and adventurous prompts that are sure to ignite your imagination.
1. The Werewolf Warrior
In a land plagued by a centuries-old curse, a skilled warrior bound by the moon’s cycle becomes their people’s last hope for salvation.
(Originally appeared in my post The Most Maical Fantasy Adventure Ideas.)
2. The Sanctuary
In a world where werewolves are hunted and feared, a werewolf pack embarks on a dangerous journey to find a fabled sanctuary where werewolves can live in peace.
3. The Ball
Once every century, during a rare celestial alignment, a grand masquerade ball takes place where werewolves and other shapeshifters can freely reveal their true forms without fear of persecution.
4. The Unlikely Pair
A werewolf and a detective pair up to investigate a series of mysterious crimes that target both humans and supernatural beings alike.
5. Lunar Reflections
A young artist’s painting of a full moon has the power to bring forth the dormant werewolf nature in those who gaze upon it.
6. Bitten by the big, bad werewolf, Little Red Riding Hood must conceal her affliction, seeking a cure before her grandmother discovers the truth and the village turns against her.
A werewolf story doesn’t always have to be bleak so here are some fluffy prompts to add a dash of sweetness into any urban fantasy story.
1. Insider’s Insight
Werewolves are capable of speaking to dogs. One werewolf in particular is gathering intel from his crush’s dog in order to win the owner’s heart.
3. Tracking Service
A werewolf who provides service as a professional tracker, from missing things to missing people to missing pets.
4. Good Doggo
A werewolf who looks forward to a full moon night to transform into a wolf because then they’re free to frolic with the local wolf tribe.
4. Blending In
Following grisly massacres of local farm animals, a pack of werewolves tries to avoid the spotlight and blends more with the society by becoming corn farmers.
5. The Werewolf Vet
A veterinarian gets infected with lycanthropy, and all his animal patients can smell that something is wrong with him.
A lovable werewolf with a penchant for mischief stumbles upon a magical artifact that grants them the ability to transform into different animals instead of a wolf.
7. The Moon Mission
An astronaut’s dormant werewolf nature is awaken just as he’s deployed to an important mission to the moon.
8. The Moonlit Circus
A traveling circus harbors a secret troupe of werewolf performers, using their transformations as part of the mesmerizing acts.
9. The Timekeeper
When a young apprentice timekeeper discovers a conspiracy to manipulate the flow of time, their unique connection with the lunar cycles gives them an unexpected advantage in restoring the order of time.
Here are some imaginative prompts and ideas, with some romantic twists.
1. Werewolf-Selkie Crossover
Inspired by selkie and the folklore The Woman as Wolf, werewolves have the ability to change to humans by shedding their skin. Write about a werewolf who’s willing to shed his skin forever to be with a woman he loves.
2. It’s Complicated
When a pack of werewolves abducts an executive who plans to convert their forest habitat into a shopping mall, complications arise as the alpha leader finds himself falling in love with their captive.
(Originally appeared in 12 Thrilling Paranormal Romance Writing Prompts.)
3. The Farm
From her late grandfather, a girl inherits a farm that borders with a lush forest, but unbeknownst to her, her late grandfather has made a special pact with the local werewolf tribe who lives in that forest.
A hiker loses consciousness and is aided by a woman who is a werewolf. He later discovers that he has been transformed into a werewolf by her tribe, as their elders prohibited her from assisting anyone who wasn’t part of their own kind. (Originally appeared in Romance Story Ideas with a Unique Twist.)
5. Alter Egos
A comedic take on how a man is trying to hide the fact that he’s a werewolf from his fiancée, and meanwhile, the fiancée is trying to hide from him the fact that she’s a vampire.
6. During a Halloween event, a woman meets an enigmatic man dressed as a werewolf only to discover later that it isn’t a costume.
Here are some picture prompts, because, a picture speaks a thousand words! Below are some image prompts as well as some prompt ideas to accompany each.
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1. Tired of the misconceptions surrounding werewolves, a werewolf decides to become the hero of the city. But he has to face oppositions from his werewolves kin who are all too comfortable with their old ways of living.
2. A man who’s been cured of his werewolf curse is unable to forget all the atrocities he committed while he was a werewolf, and slowly, he regresses into his old self and regains his werewolf instincts.
1. The newest sheriff in town must unravel the cases of grisly murders that only happen once a month. Meanwhile, at home, he has to deal with a rebellious young adult daughter who hangs out with the wrong crowd.
2. A werewolf whose weakness is the sound of a baby crying, which will change them back into human right away.
Now, let’s delve deeper into the origin of the werewolf genre!
What’s a werewolf? A werewolf is a mythical human capable of shapeshifting into a wolf or human-wolf hybrid either voluntarily or due to an affliction/curse, often following a bite/scratch from another werewolf. The transformations typically takes place on a full moon night.
During the Late Middle Ages and Early Modern eras, an important, if minor, aspect of the “witch-hunt” phenomena is the persecution of werewolves and the related folklore. The trial of alleged werewolves began in what is now Switzerland (particularly the Valais and Vaud) in the early 15th century, peaked in the 17th, and died out by the 18th.
The first werewolf fiction originated from the story of Lycaon, an Arcadian King who tested Zeus by feeding him a dish of his dismembered son. Zeus punished Lycaon for this by turning him into a wolf and killing his sons.
Ever since then, werewolves have been depicted as anything from benign creatures who aided knights on their quests, to satanic beasts who crave human flesh and prone to violent outbursts.
However, recently, with the rise of various back-to-nature sentiments, werewolves have been portrayed in a more sympathetic light, because they are regarded as a representation of humans who aligned themselves more closely with nature.
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