Story: "Of Bitter Souls: The Wolf of Acadiana" by Nathan James Norman
Universe: Of Bitter Souls created by Chuck Satterlee
Music: "Tanninim" by Rusty Shipp
Cover: Jeremy Megert
Rating: PG -13
The legends say the Rougarou has plagued the New Orleans bayous for centuries. With the body of a man and the head of a wolf, it has the appetite of a monster: human flesh. One version of the legend says a Rougarou is born when a cursed man consumes the flesh of another man. Another says the creature manifests around the time of Lent to hunt down any Catholics who violate the holy time. Still another says the Rougarou is a creature that has passed its curse from one man to another since the very founding of New Orleans. It is said the curse of the Rougarou is transferred when the creature bites a man without killing him . . .