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A Corporate Animal

A newly hired CEO must prevent her secrets from being exposed

By Clyde E. DawkinsPublished 19 days ago 4 min read
A Corporate Animal
Photo by Chris Barbalis on Unsplash

Colleen Sampson couldn't believe what was happening. A bevy of employees were applauding her. The people who she once worked for were applauding her. The reason was a simple one: after just four years, Colleen ended up skyrocketed to the company's Chief Executive Officer position. She definitely had the credentials. Her work impressed many higher-ups, and even though the tenure wasn't quite long, Colleen's efforts were deemed to be more than enough to warrant this elevation.

"Thank you so much for this," Colleen said in front of everyone attending her promotion announcement. "I know some of you are surprised--I am, as well. I haven't been here too long, but like all of you, I've scratched and clawed and it's truly paid off. I encourage all of you to do the same, as we all take this company to the highest of heights."

Colleen received more applause following her inspiring words to her employees. Her employees. Her company. She still couldn't believe what was happening. It seemed like a wonderful dream, but it was all very real. However, as Colleen took her seat at her new office, the wonderful dream suddenly became a nightmare. When she looked at her inbox, she saw the following message sent to her:


Colleen was shocked by this, and even more stunned to see more threatening emails in her inbox. Without hesitation, the proper authorities were contacted, and once they arrived, they interviewed Colleen, who wasted no time naming a suspect.

"Rupert Hankins...he sent me those emails. He and I used to be partners, but he was let go about a month ago. I sensed something off about him. He would ogle at me and attempt to sneak peeks at me during my...private moments."

The police had their suspect in the form of Rupert Hankins, and as for Colleen, she continued on with her work, with hopes that her nightmare would finally come to an end. Late into the evening, Colleen left the building in an apparent rush, with those who knew her noticing that she did have a somewhat rare tendency to rush out of the building about once or twice every month. As she drove, her mind seemed to be somewhere else--not on work, or even the online harassment hurled towards her. The only thing that Colleen was focused on was her destination, and after a bit of a long drive, Colleen arrived at another building, which appeared to be abandoned, with one exception:

"Hello, Rupert."

Rupert Hankins, the very person who had been apparently harassing Colleen, was inside the building, but he was in no shape to do anything, as he was tied up to a chair with his mouth covered in duct tape. Colleen ripped off the tape, and gave a sinister smile over Rupert's pained exclamation.

"How are you doing, Rupert?" Colleen asked coyly. "Not too good?"

"You won't get away with this," said Rupert.

"I don't know, Rupert," said Colleen. "From the looks of it, I'm pretty sure I am going to get away with it. I did a pretty good job portraying you as a Peeping Tom, mainly because it's true." As Colleen walked closer to Rupert, she scrunched his face and later uttered:

"After all, you saw something you really shouldn't have seen."

"You're a monster!" Rupert exclaimed, while noticing that Colleen's eyes were yellow and animalistic.

"As I said before in my speech," Colleen said, while suddenly growing sharp claws, "I scratched and clawed my way to the top! You saw if for yourself as I showed the last CEO what I was made of!" Colleen struck Rupert's face with her claws, and afterwards, she ripped off her blazer and showed off her increasingly fur covered body. After her face shifted and became more wolf-like, Colleen lunged at Rupert and finished off the one person who knew her evil secret, giving a victorious and ominous howl afterwards.

On the following night, Colleen watched the nightly news, which reported the discovery of Rupert's body, as well as the body of the company's last CEO, Mark Prescott. Thanks to Colleen planting a knife on Rupert after killing him, it was concluded that Rupert killed Mark, and her use of Rupert's laptop to send the threats to herself caused Rupert to be labeled as a stalker. The report caused Colleen to unleash a loud, wicked laugh--right before she turned off her TV.

"Beautiful!" Colleen said with evil glee, while admiring herself in her mirror. She gave one glance at the full moon from outside her window, and turned her attention back to her mirror, as she again transformed into her werewolf form.

"I do love it when a plan comes together," the villainous Colleen boasted, before she unleashed a loud howl at the luminous full moon.

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About the Creator

Clyde E. Dawkins

I am an avid fan of sports and wrestling, and I've been a fan of female villains since the age of eight. Also into film and TV, especially Simpsons and Family Guy.

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  • Leslie Writes18 days ago

    Interesting new take on a werewolf tale!

  • Mother Combs18 days ago

    Great story. Well written

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