Stars, Snow, Blue Sky, and Disease

She knew no words, none that he understood so she painted the sky with a myriad of shiny little dots. She pointed to one group after another, outlining the shapes; the horseman, the Bow, the Raging Bull—all symbolic of what she knew he had experienced…

He asked her to show him her emotions, and all of a sudden it grew chilly, then cold, and soft delicate white flakes began to fall from the sky. They swirled and danced even more gracefully than faeries or feathers. They came in such flurries that it was blinding.


No, outlines of people and war-things and rage…

Strange how this could be depicted in billowing snow…

Then he asked how she wanted things to be. Of a sudden, the sky became a deep deep azure blue. No wind, no cold, not too much heat; just perfection.

Then he asked how this could come to pass and she smiled in a malevolent way and then THUMPED him on the chest…

All of a sudden he was on fire, coughing and choking up blood…

And he infected everyone he met from that day forward.

So the stars show us how things are and where they might be.

The snow is her cold malevolent attitude toward all who trample and respect no one.

The Blue sky is the peace she craves.

And disease is her tool to accomplish it.

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My wife challenged me to come up with fantastic explanations for:

What causes disease?
Why is the sky blue?
Why are there stars?
Why does it snow?

It was really fun.

Hope you’ve enjoyed it.


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  • owlspook
    owlspookover 5 years ago

    wow … tony this is .. wow .. !!! (big smile)

  • I’m glad to have made such an impression. Thank you :)

    – Anthony R. Plastino III

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 5 years ago

    Oh my goodness…how shocking!! extraordinary story Tony…

  • Hmm – shocking :) It wasn’t intended that way but I can certainly see it now. Thank you Janis!

    – Anthony R. Plastino III

  • Heike Schenk Arena
    Heike Schenk A...over 5 years ago

    This story and my last work you commented have something in common….apocalypse !?!

  • Definitely! Love that artwork Heike!

    – Anthony R. Plastino III

  • WonderlandGlass
    WonderlandGlassover 5 years ago

    a dream narrative? very effective prose… drawing the reader in and then the punch… taking the breath away… strongly evocative writing, my friend. Peace

  • Thank you so much Doug! Sometimes inspiration seeps in :)

    – Anthony R. Plastino III

  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearover 5 years ago

    An amazing depiction Tony…love it ;) xoxox

  • Thank you TK. I’m glad you like this :)

    – Anthony R. Plastino III

  • izzybeth
    izzybethover 5 years ago

    Look Tony, it was just a few words, and you have created such an impact!!! I love the way your mind turns.

    Amazing, it sounds like a creation myth!!! love this… and you…

  • Perhaps this could be the start of an epic novel… hmph. Thank you so much for the inspiration! I never would have attempted this one without your “challenge” :) Love you kiddo…

    – Anthony R. Plastino III

  • izzybeth
    izzybethover 5 years ago

    love you too

  • izzybeth
    izzybethover 5 years ago

    you have to tell the reader what comes next…

  • izzybeth
    izzybethover 5 years ago

    there is a group called in another world, I think this might fit right in there.

    It has some outstanding work in the group.

  • Erhan OZBIYIK
    Erhan OZBIYIKover 5 years ago

    WOW WOW WOW !! :)

  • Thank you Erhan!

    – Anthony R. Plastino III

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