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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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