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.