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The Stars Awaken

Every morning, as the sun comes up, the stars awaken.

Stars are not nocturnal, as many assume. They actually sleep all night and dance during the day, when their predators, the owls, can’t see them.

So when you see a shooting star, remember: a hungry owl is chasing after it.


This story is based on a title suggested by @facelesscog.

Painting the Night Sky

He didn’t know it worked: one night he’d simply pointed at the sky, and a star had appeared, bright and new.

It was a great party trick, of course, and it stimulated his inner artist, but he didn’t fully harness the potential of his god-like ability until he went commercial.

TIM SEVENHUYSEN: The Opportunist

The howling of wolves pierced the frosty twilight air.

“If I weren’t so scared for my life,” whispered Mina, “I’d find that eerily beautiful.”

“I think it’s still possible to find something beautiful when you’re scared,” whispered Frederick.

“Are you flirting with me?” asked Mina.

She never got an answer.

Sol Sleeps In

Just before dusk, the sun crept up to the horizon. He stealthily surveyed the dark but bustling city laid out before him.

The sun sprang forward, dashing across the sky at breakneck speed and vanishing on the other side.

If he was lucky, no one would notice he’d been late.

The Dead of Night

It was the dead of night.  Silence reigned over the misty hills.  A cricket chirped, then fell still as a malicious whisper overtook him.  The moon highlighted the twisting shadows of the fog, as gradually the shadows took form.  Ethereal shapes churned into being.

They were the dead of night.