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Why can we see the moon during the day? - An Etiological Story

Long, long ago, when Life on Earth had just begun, Sun and Moon took turns in the sky. During the Day, Sun would rise into the Sky. And during the Night, Moon would show his face. This went on for many years, but finally, Moon grew tired of being neglected. No one ever saw poor Moon, for when he woke, everyone else slumbered. So one Day, far below the Earth, Moon called to Sun and demanded;

β€œI must have my glory! People will sing my praises! Give me Day, and I will rule it well!”

Sun only laughed and shined all the brighter. Moon was angered that she failed to take his outburst seriously, and he vowed to upset the order of the universe and emerge from his cave during the Day.

He would trick Sun into shining her light on him during the Day. But first, he spoke with the Clouds and convinced them to steer clear of him. He waited until he was the right size, and finally, it was time.

Sun was low in the Sky, and the people admired the cozy, orange glow she cast over the world. Moon crept over the edge of the Earth, but people were too busy praising Sun to notice him. Sadness overtook Moon, and he was about to give up and retreat, but suddenly, a child said,

β€œLook, what is that?”

One by one, the people who were once gathered around Sun ran to Moon and wondered at his appearance. Sun smiled softly and slipped below the surface of the Earth, but no one took any notice of her. Moon rose higher in the Sky and glowed brighter. The people gazed upon him in adoration, and they knew that this was the Moon. Soon, Moon was joined by his friends, the Stars, and the people stayed awake all Night, gazing upon the beauty of the Moon and Stars.Β 

Sun watched this from her palace under the Earth. She was not jealous, for she knew that her friend Moon would soon grow tired of all the attention.Β 

Soon it would be Day, and the cycle would begin again.Β 

I HAVE TO FILL UP EXTRA SPACE EVEN THOUGH I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS ALLOWED....

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April 30, 2021 21:13

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18:47 Jun 21, 2021

This was so sweet! It seems that many stories like this end with the Moon and the Sun fighting, or not getting along, but this went the opposite way and I loved every second of it. Thank you for this. I will remember it for a while. :)

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Thank you so much for your positive feedback! I'm really glad you enjoyed it.

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19:12 Jun 22, 2021

Me too, and you're welcome. :)) Happy writing!

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Echo Sundar
15:54 May 07, 2021

Wow. That was sorta like a little refresher from life. A teeney tiny story with a little feeling of magic. I really liked this!

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00:22 May 06, 2021

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Thank you so much! OMG YAY!!!! We do have a lot in common! Also, (this is kind of creepy) but my name is Sierra... the only difference in our name is one letter!!!!

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OMG I LOVE LIV AND MADDIE TOOOOOO I should probably put that on my bio....

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20:00 May 06, 2021

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I don't know why, bc liv and maddie is such a feel-good show!!!! I love it so much! ....Yeah, the name thing is a little bit weird :)

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23:17 May 06, 2021

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13:50 Jun 07, 2022

Lolz, I love the end. But about the real story, it was pretty good! If you could check out some of my stories and give them feedback, I’d really like that. Thanks! :D

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18:35 May 31, 2021

Great story!

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