“Moon Dancer”

I write about vampires.

They say that to write well, you must write what you know. Many have mirthfully and even lovingly referred to me as a vampire. I always duck my head coyly and never bother to deny it.
There is a mystique to this title, and a verity in it as well. I am not quick to cast it off.

But there is someone who calls me something else, and this one knows me deeply.

My daughter calls me Moon Dancer.

I’ve never been a fan of the day. Even as a little girl, I felt there was something so pompous about the sun, so showy and pushy. It was selfish, the sun. It stole the spotlight and shoved real beauty into the background.
I would hide away and while away until the sun finally got tired of its bullying.
Then I would creep to a window or step outside – and smile.
An entire universe revealed itself; stars, planets, darkness.
The contrast of purple, indigo, midnight, and black against the pulsing twinkle of distant possibilities left me breathless.
I laughed out loud sometimes. As a child, I reached my little hands up and clutched at the endlessness, delighting in the light year pixie dust. Nothing blinded me. It only shared and entertained and pleased.
I dream at night, but not in sleep. I look up, and I imagine, and I wonder.
I always have.

My daughter calls me Moon Dancer because I come alive when the sun goes down. After twilight has faded into the sable shades of infinity, I breathe.
I dance.

In the forever – and on the moon.

– Heather Killough-Walden

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5 Responses to “Moon Dancer”

  1. Suzanne Muhawes says:

    I am a fan of your writings. But love the Big Bad Wolf series. Will there be more? I’ve really missed them.

    Thank you for all your efforts

    A fan, Sue

  2. HRKW says:

    Hi Sue – I’m so glad you liked the BBW! The Big Bad Wolf series is complete. There will be no further books in that series. However, I know my readers loved it, so The Kings series is a direct spinoff of the BBW, which means that all of your favorite characters will be continued in The Kings series. New stories unfold, the BBW stories you love progress, etc.
    In The Kings so far, there are three books already available, and at least ten more to come. The Vampire King is book one, The Phantom King is book two, and The Warlock King is book three.
    So, brief recap: BBW – done, The Kings – a BBW spinoff. 🙂 XOXO

  3. Christine Klug says:

    Will you write the sequel to Forever Neverland in the near future?

  4. Samara says:

    I have read everyone of your books. I’m a big fsn. What’s next for you?

  5. moondance4me says:

    I had to reply to your “Moon Dancer” post. LOL
    MoonDancer has been my “craft” name for years. Often times my hubby will swear that when I get antsy or some what confused it’s because my “home planet” is calling to me. Since childhood I have also come to life after dark. It is indeed a special feeling to stare at the Universe and feel like it is speaking to you personally. Ahhh. Your daughter sounds very intuitive, she may be on to something. Obviously an intelligent young lady.