The Sun was the Ruler of the Day; his benevolent rays extended in every direction around him. All were warmed and heartened by his light, and the Darkness fled.
The Moon was much smaller than the Sun. Her mild light was only strong enough to protect the Earth, not herself. The Darkness often curled around the Moon hungrily; she felt very small and alone.
"I am very lonely," The Moon told the Sun one day as they passed. The Sun loved the Moon very much, and he did not want her to be unhappy. The Sun went to the Great Spirit.
"Please help the Moon," The Sun beseeched Him. "She is lonely, and I would do anything to see her happy once more."
The Great Spirit smiled at the selflessness of His Creation. He broke off the rays of the sun, crushed them in his hands, and blew the fragments across the vast emptiness around the Earth. The Void, and its darkness, retreated far away. Then the Great Spirit called the new fragments lighting the sky Stars, and he healed the Sun so his rays once more extended all around him.
When the Moon Rose the next evening, she was delighted to find the many millions of stars sparkling around her, and the Darkness gone. She would never be lonely again, the Stars told her. Now the Stars shine their laughter each night, and the Moon beams with happiness.
***I was thinking about the prompt yesterday during our state's annual standardized
2.) Write a blog post inspired by the word: Night.