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Trapped in the moon’s shadow

pixabay image by Natan Vance

It was night at noon.
The sun disappearing.
Behind the moon’s shadow.
A darkness decending fast.

A solar eclipse was taboo.
An eerie silence entombed me.
The moon’s shadow stayed.
But time continued on.

Trapped in the moon’s shadow.
In this ancient forbidden city.
Was I crazy to venture here?
Not a soul in sight, except me.

I had snucked over the wall.
What secret lay inside?
One that must never get out.
This had become a bad omen.

My footsteps echoed loudly.
I stayed in the soft glow.
For the darkness hid its secret.
A beast; yet, human too.

Each day at noon I heard the howl.
It still made my skin crawl.
I saw its bloody fangs.
Each time, I turned tail and ran.

By C.E. Pereira

This Poem was written for the March Speculative Fiction Prompt hosted by D. Wallace Peach at Myths of the Mirror



I'm a Eurasian of Portuguese, English, Scottish and Malay heritage. And my extended family are of Chinese and Indian heritage. In recent years, the younger generation have added on to include spouses from the Philippines, Nigeria and Russia. My world is made up of different colours like the rainbow. And like the rainbow I am unique. Reading is my form of relaxation, to escape from the drudgery of daily life and enter into a world of the imagination. It is the love of reading that has led me to try my hand in writing short stories and poems. I hope that in some way my stories and poems will take you for a little while away from the drudgery of the present into the pages of imagination. To new friends found, I bid you, Welcome. Sincerely, C.E. Pereira

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