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The Suicide of the Moon by Taylor Eaton


Okay, guys, don’t freak out. I know I’m posting on a Saturday-my blog remember? Sorry to throw you all off. BUT, this is a big deal. My friend, Taylor Eaton, from over at Little Write Lies, has had some big happenings this week. First and foremost, she started a newsletter for those of us who follow her blog, her Little Liars as she has begun calling us. Love the nickname-reminds me of Pretty Little Liars, which I actually don’t watch but know about-makes me want to call you guys Lunatics, though-or better yet, mes les déments, my demented ones (ooh I like that, she says as she giggles hysterically-sorry, late night, early morning).  Anyway, head over there and sign up for the newsletter where you’ll be able to get exclusive updates and contents. Her other big news is that her very first ebook release, The Suicide of the Moon and Other Stories, happens on Monday, April 7th. You can get it through Amazon, here, for $0.99 this first week. After that, it will be available for download at $2.99 so click on that link and go get her book. I signed up for her newsletter and was able to get an early copy. I would have bought this for full price. It’s that good.

This is a collection of flash fiction stories on the subject of the moon and it is as magical and mysterious as the moon itself. It captures all the beauty of the moon, and is a work of art. I cried through several stories while others made me want to go out and watch the night sky right now. I’m not sure which story is my favorite, although I absolutely lost it with Story of the Stars. My favorite lines from it: “There is nothing more difficult than loving something that can never love you back” and “The only thing more frightening than losing love is never finding it again.” Oh.My.Gosh. My heart broke with those two lines. I have been to both of those places. I loved someone who could not love me back.  That seems to be my lesson in this life. Then there is The Waxing of the Moon. It is absolutely wonderful. It is evocative and it’s just a gorgeous piece. But, the title piece, The Suicide of the Moon, I cannot even begin to describe how I felt after reading it. I think I am still processing the emotions it brought forth. These stories are absolute poetry in prose. Taylor, you have done a fantastic job. Congratulations!

And just so you guys don’t think I’m promoting her because I know her, Taylor and I met only a little while ago through Twitter. We’ve never met except there, and up until today we’ve never had a full conversation. Just tweeted replies to comments made in the Twitterverse. She is a truly talented writer, and her stories are completely worth reading and can stand on their own. I cannot wait until she gets a full novel completed.

Go buy this book. You will not regret it.

Jesi Kay
Jesi Kay, poet and aspiring novelist, was born in the Texas panhandle where wide skies, lazy summer days, and rolling thunderstorms sparked her imagination and left lasting memories in her blood. An early reader, poetry and mythology were her passions. So much so that when she was ten years old her step-father gave her his college mythology textbooks to read, which were full of classic poetry and more than enough tales to fill her romantic and inquisitive nature. Jesi loves reading, art, going to the theater, the romanticism of the Victorian era (but not the missing conveniences of indoor plumbing and central air conditioning), running when the heat and humidity cooperate, and cold weather so she can wear her favorite boots and knitwear. Also, she still has those college mythology textbooks, a little worse for wear over time but still intact and telling their stories to her. Jesi is a contributor at The Well Tempered Bards blog and at www.octpowrimo.com.

3 Replies to “The Suicide of the Moon by Taylor Eaton

  1. Thank you for such a wonderful post on SotM, Jess! I’m honored – and so infinitely happy that you enjoyed the stories! It makes me glad that the emotions I was writing about came across – though I apologize for making you cry! 🙂

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