Title: The Moon Shines Red
Author: Pamela Sparkman
The red glow of the moon washed over land and sea like a faded bloody stain.
Everything was bathed in it, including him. A constant reminder of the curse
that marked him before he was born. Every night he gazed at it like he was
lured and haunted by it. It followed him, it beseeched him. It called out to
him. Just once he wanted to see the moon glow as everyone else saw it. Bright
and illuminating. But he knew that would never be possible.
The all too familiar feeling of despair suffocated him, like long gangly fingers
squeezing his neck, cutting off his air. He fell to his knees and begged for the
sky to fall on him. He had suffered long and tirelessly and he was desperate for
it to end. And yet, he fought to breathe. He fought to stand back on his feet.
Because fighting back was as instinctual to him as breathing. He had come too
far to let his loneliness and despair get the best of him now. He was battle
worn and weary, but he still had a reason to live.
Or so he hoped.
He stood back on his feet and he fought against the doom that hovered over
him since the day he was born and he stared up into the darkened sky.
At the moon that shines red only for him.
He was cursed.
I should have stayed away from him. But I couldn't.
He was my love...my life. And he just might kill me.
So I guess that means..he may also be my end.
About the Author:
I grew up in Alabama and have always been an avid reader. The older I got the more in love with books I became. So, I’m admitting that I am sort of a nerd. The only reading I don’t like are those math word problems. And I’m okay with that because no one has ever asked me in real life… “If I give you two bananas and take away six apples, how long will it take the southbound train to collide with the northbound train if Johnny left his house at midnight?” It just doesn’t happen. So, yeah, books are my thing. Oh and music. All kinds. Love it!