“Listening to the Sky” – a dabble in realistic fiction

by Brianna G. Harte

A: ”Papa!”

B: “What is it, my son?”

A: “I’m so scared.”

B: “We’ll be safe. The sky is just angry at us all.”

A: “Papa, why is the sky so angry?”

B: “We didn’t listen to it when it spoke softly, my son.”

A: “I don’t get it.”

B: “It told people across our world that our world was getting sicker so that they could spread the word and heal it. When nothing happened, the disease made our world act very strangely, causing it to shift around and create enormous storms. The land calms at times, though. Then, it tries to call to more people. Not everyone listens.”

A: “Why is it mad at us? We like the Earth.”

B: “Not everyone cares about it. To some, it is like an orphan that they have no connections to, no reason to love it and care about it. Wonderful people take orphans in to be part of their family, right? Well, there are such people who want to be the Earth’s protectors, to heal it while it is sick and stand for it in times of trouble.”

A: “Can I be one of them?”

B: “You can be whatever you want as long as you can feed yourself and take care of your mother and old man. When you set your heart to it, it can happen.”

Copyright © 2015 Brianna G Harte. All rights reserved.


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