Apr 13

The Pull of La Luna Sangre

abstract eclipse photo

abstract photo resembling an eclipse. A manipulation by Edsel Manapsal

The moon never fails to fascinate me, whether it’s a quarter or half or full. But when it’s big and round and near, it gives me an unfamiliar, mystical chill. It may be its gravitational pull that makes me literally uneasy (oh gosh…is this normal?). Or maybe I’m just overly reacting and imagining things.

Last night’s pink moon reminded me of the flash fiction I’ve written over a year ago. Red Blood Moon is about an ordinary mortal, Luna Fletcher’s dramatic physical change into a strangely winged chameleon, struggling yet proud to be called the Mistress of the Moon. I couldn’t remember what has moved me to write about it, but I’m sure it wasn’t done merely to frighten readers with paranormal transformation. I believe it was about embracing the change.


The pink moon has also prompted me of an upcoming Filipino paranormal melodrama romance TV series by Cathy Garcia-Molina. La Luna Sangre (The Blood Moon) is Lobo’s third installment starring the young loveteam, Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo. As a sequel to 2010’s Imortal, I bet most of La Luna Sangre’s scenes are full of shapeshifters’ duels, with both characters grappling, standing up for their respective packs while fighting against a bizarre pull toward each other.

My very own Red Blood Moon and ABS-CBN’s La Luna Sangre aren’t identical. But these two unrelated fictions have one thing in common. Both of them demonstrate a supernatural transformation with the blood moon playing a big factor. And whether the connection between the moon and paranormal activities is a fact or a myth, I still love that huge ball illuminating the earth at night.

Say something. Leave a trail.

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