TITLE: By The Night
GENRE: Literary YA
Luna raised her gray eyes to meet the brilliant shine of the moon. It was full and pearl white hanging pregnant with promise in the inky sky, purple clouds flitting across its surface only transiently, the light filtering through the wisps to obliterate the dark. To her and her kind, the moon was nature's most perfect creation - round, and so mysterious - the only thing that was in a constant cycle of change, and yet every month stayed the same. The fluxuating but consistent pull of the moon made it unique within their universe. It was as old as time and because of that it held the tomes of creation.
Not to mention Luna's secret.
The night around her seemed calm, but Luna felt the life buzzing around her body, radiating just off her skin, pulsing with promise. Her stomach tightened with anticipation as she honed her ears to the wind stirring the long yellow green grass that grew wildly across the meadows, her eyes focusing on the bats and bugs that flew near the tree line, awake for the night, until the sun crept from its slumber and rose the next day. Underneath her bare toes the ground was cold, the minerals seeping through the gaps in her toes. She scrunched her toes and felt the dirt squish between them, leaving her with toefulls of fresh upturned earth.