A Sight of the Moon

nubes jesus dA sight of the Moon. It is all is left.

The sky has turned black and purple. The starts shine differently, and the Moon is reflecting their light. The sun is hidden, somewhere out there, as if Earth moved away from its gaze. A silence embraced everything. A few insects are singing from afar, while a person is sitting alone on a bench, smoking a cigarette.

That person has long golden hair that dances with the air. The nocturnal breeze that whispers an unintelligible language. It makes the smoke she blows to disappear. How long had she been there already? Time turned out to be irrelevant, it should have been morning already, according to the hour shown on her phone. 8:46.

The girl believes it’s a dream that went beyond the deep unconsciousness. It is too tangible to be false; a trick that her brain had been playing. The detail of her environment is real. The fountain with the alligators is there, right in front of her, and the streetlights on, as if the world had stopped by the will of someone—something greater.

The tobacco’s taste is as she remembers it. Downtown should be occupied by now by those that are heading to school or work. Only the breeze kept its whispering. No engines, no footsteps approaching, nothing else to count as a company. It seems the world had just stalled, and just a few might be there, conscious, embraced by the same solitude as hers; though the girl doesn’t seem to care. In fact, she seems comfortable; maybe she was waiting for something like that to happen all along, without really knowing. A hidden wish that had always lived within her, trying to escape without a will.

The girl with the golden hair, without a proper perception of her surroundings, closed her eyes. An abandoned town couldn’t be dangerous; and the inhabiting ghosts were silent to her presence. She’d found a certain beauty on a moon and many stars that emit a strange, pretty, purple light. A beauty that is present, just for her.

Suddenly, she realized something: as much as she’d wanted to convince herself for that to be a dream, there was something wrong. The girl knew it wasn’t a dream, and yet, she didn’t want to let that sense of comfort go. She walked through the streets of El Paso, never too far from downtown. Nothing. Only the echo of her own movements against the pavement.

Offices, restaurants, and other public places; even those that are supposed to be open 24 hours, have their lights off. Only the streetlights are working. Is the whole world gone? She thought, and then repeated it, this time using words, in case someone could hear.

A few hours later, at the time that was supposed to be noon, she returned to her apartment. The lights worked well. The other buildings had their lights off. Probably the people are still sleeping, waiting for the sunlight to hit in their rooms. Or worse, maybe they were gone, to a place where the sun is actually shining. Another version of the Earth.

In the end, what could a human do in that situation? There was a self-portrait in her room next to the bed. She’s an art student at the Texas University. There are a few drawings scattered on the floor, some of them abstract and some others realistic. All of them had her signature, but only one of them a name—it had been written using Cyrillic characters. In Roman characters, it reads: Alena.

Alena didn’t feel the need to sleep. She grabbed an empty canvas and two colors: black and purple. With that, she could immortalize that moment, in case the thing that had caused the strange event decides to return everything back to normal.

What of her family? What of her friends? She never gave a single thought about them. Painting became her priority.


This is just a prelude of my project called For Her Moon. More preludes to come.

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Preludes to Come

A prelude to come.

This is just a quick update for what’s to come.

I’ve been taking my time to schedule posts. Blogs and reviews. Of course, I don’t plan to limit this place to blog entries; the main reason this place exists is to start posting short stories, gain followers in the process (if you like my content), and talk about my novel.

As you might think, my first novel must be self-published as I don’t have many followers on my social media. Before thinking about publishing, I was taking my time to write and edit. I had to start all over once.

Believe me, I am doing my best to write my novel, but I don’t want to rush things out either. There’s no point on having it published if no one is going to see it in the first place.

For now, though, I am working on short stories. Most of them have absolutely nothing to do with the novel. However, the first short story that’ll be posted on March 15th is a prelude of that project. I hope you like it.

A Blog: For Her Moon, Pt 5

It’s been a busy, and unfortunate, week. I had to pause my novel, hence my NaNoWriMo mission is going to fail. Doesn’t matter, though, since the real objective is to write a novel. The 1st draft is going to be delayed, but that doesn’t mean it’s gone.

I’ve been backing up my Word file every night. I’m not worried about a file being corrupted, everything is in order so far.

Best backup method? For some people an external drive is a safe way for backing up your work. It might be, but I get paranoid with any external device, so from my personal perspective, sending the file to your own email is the best to keep your work safe.

Any relevant update of your novel? Not today, but soon! When a fantasy novel is focused on a solitary environment is hard to keep it interesting. Let’s see how it goes!


I am happy with my current WIP. No more information at the moment.

A Blog: For Her Moon, Pt 3

Third update of my project called For Her Moon, until I come up with an official title for the novel. I’m a NaNoWriMo participant–you can follow my progress more directly on my NaNoWriMo by clicking HERE!

NANO NOV05 2019

There’s not much to say about yesterday–it was a busy day and I wasn’t able to write more than a few hundred words. I declare November 5th that I have failed.

Well, I guess I just need to keep writing and see if I today gets better.

Thank you for reading me!


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A Blog: For Her Moon, Pt 2

Today’s update for yesterday’s progress.

I managed to hit 4,212 words! It doesn’t seem like much (because it isn’t), but after a few corrections I had to make, I feel like I’m on fire!

You can directly follow my NaNoWriMo word count by clicking HERE!

NANO NOV04 2019

Still on the first chapter of my novel. I thought it’d be shorter, but I believe it was necessary to extend its length. This first chapter I’ve been focusing on character building and some mundane activities to introduce them to the reader. I am doing the same thing with world building. Though the world building is not so big of a deal, because it is an urban fantasy set in a small town in the United States of America.

So far, I am having a lot of fun writing my characters, and I really hope you enjoy reading me once this book is released, hopefully by the second half of 2020.

Thank you for reading me!


Are you participating on NaNoWriMo? Feel free to talk about it on the comments below.

Feel free to follow me here and/or Twitter if you’d like. Say hi!

A Blog: For Her Moon, Pt 1

This is my first NaNoWriMo progress update. You might want to see my updates here or take a more direct look at my NaNoWriMo page HERE!

As you already know, I’ve been writing a novel. The project For Her Moon was originally meant to be published later this year 2019. Unfortunately my muse left for a good amount of time. She returned with all of her power and punched me in the face. Thanks to that, my brain started to function as intendedor maybe not as intended, but at least I can write now.

I have officially started writing the novel on November 1st, just in time for NaNoWriMo 2019 and to pretend I’m playing a videogame. I believe it would be a BIG mistake to participate if I do it as work. And I must admit that my first approach to writing is thanks to Eartbound (Mother 2).

To the point: I’ll be writing my novel Monday through Friday and try to update my blog with new information about For Her Moon every day (along with the NaNoWriMo progress). Saturdays and Sundays, though, it’s going to be my break from the job and my novel. I’d like to be fresh whenever I write. So here I it is:

NANO NOV01 2019

I managed to hit 1,452 words on Friday, November 1st, while I was writing a certain gaming blog that’ll be published on November 7th—if you like videogames, you probably know what November 7th is. As for Saturday and Sunday, there’s no progress; I won’t be writing anything related to my novel those two days, as I have mentioned above.

Progress so far

There’s not much to say at the moment. I introduced the setting and the two protagonists. Both are University students that went to a not-so-popular restaurant and have a normal conversation about having a party next weekend.

Interesting? I guess notan introduction to the characters and the current word count won’t tell you anything, of course. Let’s wait and see what happens next!

Thank you for reading me.

Tomorrow I will post my today’s progress!

Are you writing a novel? Are you participating on NaNoWriMo? Feel free to talk about it in the comments below.


I must admit I’m loving what I have so far, but I am so afraid (and shy) to share more details about it. That’s why I decided to vaguely tell you a little about For Her Moon with these NaNoWriMo updates.

Feel free to follow me here and/or Twitter to know what’s coming. Or just to say hi!

Project: For Her Moon

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For Her Moon is my newest project. Well, my first, considering my previous works have been written in my native language, Spanish. For many years, I had this idea of writing my own stories; you can read more about it on my post related to Earthbound (Mother 2 in Japan). Finally, the first book of a series is going to be real. There’s no release date yet. I need to be honest: right now I am focusing more on this website. My intention is to gain some attention before starting to announce, keep writing, and start the editing process of this new novel. Can’t tell if this is a good idea or not, but I believe is better if I start showing you my… skills? As I have mentioned, this website/blog is not going to be focused only on my fantasy; it will also include a lot of random thoughts as a journal and a few reviews whenever I want to take time to write something about a specific game, movie, book, or something else. All of this is going to help me polish my writing even more, so I want you to expect a lot of content here!

HOWEVER, it is a fact that the main purpose of this is to show you my stories and this place is the best way to do it. There are two old short stories posted already. Though they are kinda random, I think it’d be good to keep them so I can see how much I improve from here on!

I will be posting preludes to my novel every month (or every two weeks, if possible). These preludes are coming to tell you a few things about some characters and places, though it doesn’t mean these characters are appearing in the novel. They are more for world building than actually tell the plot. I want to introduce my universe to you, and putting my hopes up to make you dive into it and enjoy the trip.

The only thing I could say now, is that Her Moon is closer.