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The Sad Story Of The Moon & The Sun</P>

The Sun and the Moon passed each other as they did every day when day turned to night. "Good night Sun." the Moon would say as she rose above the earth. "Guard our people well Moon." the Sun would say as he left the sky to sleep. Moon would admire Sun's rays and Sun would admire Moon's gentle light. It was in this way that the two fell in love.


     


     Moon thought about the situation all night as she watched her people from the night sky. When she met Sun as they were trading places again the next day, she called out to him. " Oh Sun, you shine so handsomely and I love you so very much." The Sun replied. " I love you Moon. I always have. When can we be together?" Moon thought about this for a long moment and then spoke softly. " People don't like the darkness of night. It scares children and makes people unable to see what is around them. We could stay together and never let  the darkness of night fall on our people."



    The Sun agreed to this and said " Come shine with me Moon!" The Moon and the Sun shined all day long as they watched their people. When the time for darkness came, Sun did not set. Things did not work as they planned. Many children below cried because they didn't want to sleep while Sun was still shining and the adults couldn't sleep either because the light from Sun and Moon made the Earth too bright for them to sleep. " Moon," Said Sun, very late into what should have been night time. " The people are weary and can not sleep due to my light." " Yes, agreed Moon. Let us both set so that we may be together and the people may sleep." Sun and Moon again dipped way, way down far below Earth. This however left Earth very, very dark with only tiny stars to make light for the people during night time.



    This made things confusing for the people. They didn't know what time it was any more and many people slept well into what should have been day time. This went on for many months, confusing the people. They missed Sun and how he lit their days, helping plants grow and giving life to them and to the animals. They missed Moon and how she gave just enough of a soft glow to make them feel protected at night and how she kept watch over the night sky. Her appearance was what helped them ease into night fall. Pretty soon many people wrote letters and asked Wind to deliver them to Sun and Moon. Most of the letters stated that they missed the two lovers and they needed night and day to remain healthy and strong." After getting many of these letters, Sun and Moon knew the statements were true. Sun looked sadly at Moon. "I love being with you Moon, I love having your soft and lovely glow all to myself and I love you so much that it aches in side to tell you that we need to leave this place and go back to our people. I miss giving my people day light. They need me." The Moon sighed sadly. " Yes Sun, the people need day light and with day light they need night as well. I miss providing them light in the darkness and protecting them while they sleep. I love you, but, we must return to providing night and day for our people.



   Sadly, the two agreed that the only times they could be together was the few moments they saw each other between night and day and day and night. This time however, it was more painful. They both knew the joy of being together and it made only a few quick glimpses of each other even harder to stand. Sun would cry, which caused rain showers and floors. Moon did not feel whole without the sun, so, she only showed up as a sliver in the sky. After a few months of this Earth spoke to them and explained that things needed to change for the sake of the people they each loved so much. " I will rotate and the people will have no idea they are spinning and Moon you will stay to one side of me while Sun, you will stay to the other. When the people on one side of me are having day light hours, the others will have night. You two will never have to pass each other again. You will not be reminded of what you can never have. Sun and Moon agreed that this would be best so, they followed Earth's instructions and each remained on one side of Earth.



    The people would say (once they learned about the spinning of Earth and how the situation had played out) that when the Sun shown his brightest he was thinking of Moon and when the Moon was full, she was thinking of Sun. This is true. So, while still in love, Sun and Moon lead separate lives they remain as though married to each other by their devotion to their people and by cloaking one side of Earth in light on one side and darkness on the other.

This is a short love story about the sun and the moon. I created it in the very early hours of the morning, when I do my best work. If anyone would like to make this story into a flash animation, I think it would be awesome! Anyway, please enjoy.
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wendysam Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
I loved your story.
It was very well written. Thank you for sharing.
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wendysam Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
I loved your story.
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Witch-Hazel-Widow Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Hello AndSoWeCreate, Yes, I did enjoy your story! And yes, I would indeed be interested in doing an animated piece to it. You can contact me on Facebook (facebook.com/worldinsidedesignerjeans), and check out a couple samples on YouTube here www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4C6SW… and here www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln4Df4… . If you're interested, let's chat! :)
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GreyastheMoon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
AndSoWeCreate, I really like your tale of the love of the day and night, with that I am trying to write a book, I have been writing this book for almost two years now, I've been trying to find a folktale of the moon and sun in love and stumbled upon this and was hoping if you would let me use pieces of it for my book?
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AndSoWeCreate Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
I might be if you would be willing to give me some credit and all. Do you use any instant messages? I would like to talk more but don't come on here much. I have Aim- DreamNejee yim- SimplyAimees@yahoo.com and Skype winter.wonder this could be pretty cool.
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Witch-Hazel-Widow Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Hello again AndSoWeCreate ...my apologies for the delayed response (clearly, I don't come here much either, LOL!)  but I'm SO glad I caught your message here! I'm not sure what Aim is, but I can email you at the yahoo addy, yes? If not, please email me at witchhazelwidow@gmail.com.  or facebook me (pacomeesh@gmail.com)  I'm the one who wanted to do an animated piece to YOUR story (previous post)  :)  Cheers!
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matthewstras Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012   Writer
keep it real homeslice keep it real that's cool
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AndSoWeCreate Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Sorry about the formatting, I am still getting the hang of this site. I hope you will over look that.
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