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The Night They Knew – Daily Prompt

on May 31, 2013

DAILY PROMPT – 5/31/2013 – All of a sudden two moons appear in the earths atmosphere…

moons two


“Hello, New York, this is Jessica Lester and Brad Turnberry, coming to you from the WZCB newsroom with a breaking story that has the world at a standstill.  At 1 a.m. EST, two moons have been sighted in our skies.  This phenomenon has scientists stymied, they have no explanation for the second moon.  Astrologers are scrambling for their telescopes to get a better picture of the new moon and it’s surface.  It has been reported that the Pope is scouring the bible for any passages that scholars missed over the centuries, foretelling of the arrival of another moon and it’s meaning.  How are the people in government handling this strange and mystifying sighting, Brad?”

“Well, Jessica, many people think it’s the beginning of the end of the world.  Others feel that it might be the second coming that millions have waited for. NASA has been alerted and astronauts on the Space Station are keeping an sharp eye out for alien activity on or around this new planet.  A White House spokesman has reported that the President believes it is an optical illusion and people should focus on his Obama Care Plan instead.”

“Thanks, Brad.  Well, there you have it.  No-one knows why there are now two moons up above or what the long term effects of having a second moon are.  But, we here at WNCB will keep you updated as new reports come in.  Until then, stay calm and keep your eyes to the skies.  This is Jessica Lester, signing off.


The Master of All Universes was taking a stroll through the heavens with her son.  She wanted to visit her favorite planet, Earth and it’s darling little inhabitants.  She had been busy creating another whole universe and had not been able to drop in on the planet in an eon.  She walked with a quick light step over the clouds and bent over to take a peek.

When she spied the two moons, sitting side by side, she stood up and put her hands on her hips.  She turned and beckoned her son to her side.

“Harry, did you drop that moon down there while I wasn’t looking?  How many times have I warned you about upsetting these universes that Mommy spends eternities organizing?”

Her young son dropped his head and shrugged his shoulders.  “There’s a hole in my robe, Mommy, it must have dropped out!”

“Well, get down on the clouds and pick it up.  You’re upsetting the earthlings.  Hurry up now, do as I say.”


People continued to stare at the two moons, afraid to see and afraid to look away.  They were hypnotized, they were frozen in place.  Then, a distant peal of thunder became louder and then deafening as they watched the clouds spread and separate, leaving a clear view of the star filled skies and the two moons.  The thunder grew and grew until they covered their ears and cowered in the streets and in the fields.

They watched in fear as a huge hand emerged from the clouds and scooped up the mysterious new moon.  Some screamed in horror; some laughed hysterically and others raised their hands in supplication.  The enormous hand receded into the clouds but returned a few seconds later.  They watched in amazement as the hand gave the earthlings the universal peace sign.

Then, the hand gave a short wave and disappeared amid a final roll of thunder.  A gentle calm settled over the skies and once more, a solitary moon hung in the atmosphere. Bewildered and amazed, the crowds dispersed and headed back to their homes.

But, all who witnessed the event came away changed; doubt was gone and hope was renewed.  In the following months, wars ended; people held out loving hands to their neighbors and peace reigned over the Earth.

For now they matter what beliefs they had held..they were not alone.

31 responses to “The Night They Knew – Daily Prompt

  1. btg5885 says:

    Very well done. It is a nice dream to have….

  2. Ahh we can dream and love thy neighbor….

  3. mummyshymz says:

    Nice! Different from your usual posts. Loved the ending…

  4. Phoghat says:

    “At 1 a.m. EST, two moons entered the Earth’s atmosphere.”
    They might have appeared in the sky, but if they entered the atmosphere, that would have been the END OF LIFE As WE KNOW IT

  5. Bastet says:

    Reblogged this on Bastet and Sekhmet and commented:
    Lovely absolutely grand… 🙂

  6. Rana says:

    This story made my day! It’s so cute and yet so (dare I say it) Earth-shattering! XD Wonderful idea!

  7. Rana says:

    Reblogged this on Virginia the Viruliferous and commented:
    I had to share this gem of a story! Such a great concept! A must-read!

  8. Jerry says:

    Great dream and writing. However, there may be more truth to the dream than many are willing to realize. 😉

  9. AR Neal says:

    Reblogged this on One Starving Activist and commented:

  10. Sahm King says:

    Ahhh, wow, this is awesome! LOL,not only was it funny, but it definitely speaks to that human yearning.

  11. Wow. Wonderful. This tale sure lifted my spirits… Especially since I’m a goddess lover. LOL! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Reblogged this on WANDA S. PARYLA and commented:
    What wonderful story telling. Take a peek at this. (Especially fun for goddess worshipers like me!) 😉

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