by Renée Bennett
The psychologist says, “Let’s talk about feelings.”
Feelings? Like grass beneath my feet? Breath in my body and moonlight in my eyes?
Crunch of bone. Salty tang of blood.
“The changes you’ve undergone – they must be traumatic.”
Traumatic? Yes. But to build you must clear first. When you grow, you become more than you were.
“About the death of your husband. What you did...”
I smile. I can do that now... smile. “In Anglo-Saxon, ‘were’ means ‘man’. ‘Wif’, woman.” I bare new fangs. “I cleared away the old. I am the new.”
Outside my cell, he frowns. Inside, I smile.
Author bio: Renée Bennett is an author and editor living in Calgary, Canada. When asked, ‘What do you write?’ she replies, ‘Anything I please.’ This is why her bibliography includes Arthuriana, jazzpunk, and zombie erotica, among other genres. Her most recent work has appeared in the ENIGMA FRONT anthologies; she’s nominated for an Aurora Award for ENIGMA FRONT: The Monster Within. Look for her in ENIGMA FRONT: Onward, and BY THE LIGHT OF CAMELOT, both available August, 2018.
Wifwolf is part of 101 Fiction issue 20.