Blood Moon Rising, Monstrous Halloween


A sign exclaimed worn by a gruff looking man shuffling down the road.

We were driving home from an early Halloween party, dusk just settling in. Rising into the sky was the full moon, the full blood red moon. “Why’s the moon red, Dad?”, my young son asked from the back seat.

“Well “, I started explaining, knowing the answer, “the Earth is in just the right position between the moon and the sun that the light that reaches the moon has to pass through the Earth’s atmosphere. The blue light gets filtered out so only the red light is left to reflect from the moon. So the moon is red this time.”

“No, Dad, I don’t think so. I think the moon is just angry.”


Written for Monstrous Halloween writing prompt #23: The full moon rises blood red, what is it a sign of?

Blood moon image by ktphotography @ pixabay

Thanks for stopping by and have a great afternoon!

Jim Sponseller – – 2019

Published by Jim Sponseller

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