The wolf’s mighty howl shattered the silence. I locked my car for the fifth time. I had encountered the beast upon the road on my way home. Thankfully for the high beam lights, I had seen her before it had been too late. But her and her two cubs would not move. I tried to swallow the knot lodged in my throat. I didn’t know much about wolves and I had no idea if she was calling for the rest of her pack. Her eyes met mine and she growled. Her black gums wriggled, exposing her sharp canines. I quickly placed my car into reverse and decided to find another way home.
– Ermisenda Alvarez