Week 11: The Moon And The Stars
(Prompt: A story set at a full moon)
As a child he wondered, where do the stars go when the moon is full? When it is empty, their light fills the land. Then comes the slow disappearing, until the moon is all and they are naught.
He asked the adults, who explained but didn’t answer. He became one of them and stopped asking — until tonight, when he asked again, and finally knew:
They don’t go anywhere; they are still there, but have given all their light to the moon, which has none of its own.
That night he slept as a man who has done great work.