I went to Spain- Pamplona and Galicia- when I was a Junior in high school. My lovely spanish hermana, Itziar, took me to a Mecano concert.

It was incredible. The song that haunted me ever afterwards was Hijo de la luna , which, if you know me, has all the elements I love:

drama

magic

beautiful music

tragic love

I was browsing the rumor mill and I saw that Marie Brennan of Doppelganger (excellent book, very fresh take on witches with a bit of sci-fi thrown in) fame was inquiring about the legality of using that song as a basis for a story.

So of course I had to go listen to the song on Youtube.

And now *I* want to write a story about it….

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