Red Moon Riding

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Photo: Niklas Priddat on Unsplash

 

She let the shudder travel from the roots of her hair to the nape of her neck and down her spine to the place where the calving of her body started. The skin on the small of her back awoke. She sighed.

It wasn’t the chill in the air that had her trembling, even though the breeze could explain the raised goosebumps on her skin. It was the vista that had shaken her. And the memories it sought.

Oh, this was a different place. A different time. Yet somehow these still were the same sky where a red moon rides on the humps of the low river hills spreading below it. Transporting her. The earth roiled under a tapestry of dark and starlight, of shade and voids and hidden stars. Her breath drowned in wonder and sorrow: for lost beginnings, for hopes come dawn.

 

 

 

Prosery Prompt: “a red moon rides on the humps of the low river hills” (Carl Sandburg’s Jazz Fantasia)

For the dVerse Prosery challenge

21 thoughts on “Red Moon Riding

  1. “The earth roiled under a tapestry of dark and starlight, of shade and voids and hidden stars. Her breath drowned in wonder and sorrow: for lost beginnings, for hopes come dawn.”

    This is very poetic in itself, it’s very raw and honest, and well, hopeful! The darkness in the imagery provides this essence well near the end where hope is always there, it’s always a choice. Excellent take on the prompt! I enjoyed reading this piece.

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  2. This is absolutely stunning. From your words to the illustration you’ve chosen. But even without the illustration, the words stand gloriously on their own. You put the reader right into your words…let us feel that shudder and then that wonder and awe. This is so well writ! Thank you so much for posting to the prompt!

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