I have a short story in a fun anthology from Tyche Books called Ride the Moon. This collection takes the moon back from the usual suspects, werewolves and vampires, and explores the lunar legends of different creatures and cultures. It’s up on Amazon now and you can buy it by clicking this link. For other eBook formats or print copies, check Tyche’s website.
My story “White Moon” is based on the legend of the Mayan goddess Ixchel. She is the mother of the four jaguar gods of Mayan legend, the elder goddess of midwifery and healing, of fertility and procreation. Her consort is the Sun God, Itzamna, the father of her children. Being a ball of fire, Itzamna has a fierce temper, and when Izchel tires of this, she goes to Cozumel to spend time with women.
I took this theme of the tides of relationships and showed it in three couples. This story was inspired by meeting the crystal skull named Ixchel at the 11.11.11 conference in L.A. Several real people inspired the characters, but the situations are purely fiction–meant to play with the theme of Ixchel’s myth. Below is a picture of Ixchel.