writing challenge: Jan 4, 2018

Prompt: Write a poem or a story that answers the question “why do you fear the stars?”

I never understood the fascination others had with the night sky.

So dark and empty but for the small lights-

They mockingly twinkle, offering no visibility.

I look up at the darkness with fear-

Those lights, those stars, twinkling silently to others-

They whisper to me.

“come” they say “come to us”.

I shiver in the cool night air-

Not from the wind-

But from the chilling whispers I hear.

“come” they say “follow us”.

I fear the stars,

Because they talk to me-

And I don’t know why.


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