Chapter 5: Rescue In Monsterland (part 3)
Under cover of darkness, Iloz Zoc, Steve Brown, and Glenor Glenda the maid make their way to the moat surrounding the ominous castle where Zombos is being held by the dastardly Shudderites.
"Now what?" whispered Steve Brown, motioning for the others to crouch low in the foliage surrounding the moat. A sickening odor rose up from the murky water, stinging their nostrils.
"What's wrong?" asked Iloz Zoc.
"There's two people standing in front of the moat," replied Steve Brown. "One looks like a --"
"Oh, my god, is that a Werewolf?" gasped Glenor, putting her hand to her mouth in horror.
"Shh! They'll hear us if --" Steve Brown's cell phone started playing Grind With Me by Pretty Ricky.
The Werewolf and his companion looked our way. "Well, so much for lying low," said Steve Brown. He stood up as he answered the phone.
"I say, this is a bit awkward," said Zoc, looking at the rather large Werewolf walking toward them. His companion followed. As they came closer, the full moon slid like a ghostly galleon from behind the sea of clouds in the sky. The illumination revealed that the Werewolf's companion was a --
"A giant chicken!" said Steven Brown, Zoc and Glenor at the same time.
"I am not a chicken, damnit," said the chicken. "I'm a shapeshifter. The dark power in the tower turned me into this man-chicken and I've not been able to shift back into human form. He cursed my friend also to become a Werewolf. Which is damned awkward if you ask me. We were going to take that small boat over there to the secret tower door and force the bastard to change us back to normal. But in such a small boat, I'm afraid I won't be able to stop my friend from eating me."
"I'd say," said Zoc. "Amazing he hasn't eaten you yet."
"I've been feeding him these Twinkies," said man-chicken. "They seem to be the only thing that holds him at bay. They're made by magic elves you know; that's why they can last forever without refrigeration. But I'm running dangerously low. If I run out while we're in the boat, he'll eat me for sure."
"I love Twinkies," said Steve Brown, moving closer to the man-chicken. "I can't stay away from them."