March Speculative Fiction Prompt: Moon Child

Diana Wallace Peach has given us this image from Pixabay to work with this month.

pixabay image by Natan Vance
For visually challenged writers, this is a silhouette of a young person walking in a street in a darkened and empty city. Overhead is a huge moon eclipsing the sun.

I am a child of the Moon,
Tonight is my time.
I walk in the half light
Taking in my surroundings,
Seeing beyond the dark,
Feeling what lies on the air.
I am alone in my quest,
I hear the lingering silence,
Listening for what was.
It is too late for them,
They did not heed the warnings,
But perhaps
I am not too late for the others.
I am a child of the Moon.
I walk in the half light,
I can give them Time.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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41 Responses to March Speculative Fiction Prompt: Moon Child

  1. blindzanygirl says:

    WOW.. this is BRILLIANT Di. Beautiful. X

  2. Oh, I love the eeriness of this, the danger as well as hint that there might be a chance of survival for the rest. Now I want more of this character! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for taking up the prompt. I’ll share first thing tomorrow.

  3. Frank Prem says:

    Very nice work. Well done.

  4. Reblogged this on Myths of the Mirror and commented:
    A mysterious and wonderful poem from Pensivity. Enjoy.

  5. memadtwo says:

    Lovely and full of mystery. (K)

  6. Sadje says:

    Brilliantly written. I am a child of the moon. I can give them time.

  7. Alexander De says:

    The cyclical format feels spiritual and holds mystery. Also love the choices you make in capitalization. Really well put together.

  8. Lovely response to Diana’s prompt!

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  10. Wow, I love this! Very Pink Floydesque. πŸ™‚

  11. That last line ties up the poem beautifully.

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