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Tale of the Moon and the Sun

A myth submitted to the site by Yoyo Hsu


Long time ago, the earth was considered the ugliest place throughout universe; there were no plants, no light, and no life. The god decided to send two brightest, powerful creatures, the Moon and the Sun to ornate the earth with light. They became the leader of the holy sky, the guider who control the sea, and the protector of our earth. However, the power of them were distributed unequally that, even when the moon was named as the second powerful creature, she became nothing when comparing to her husband, the Sun.

At first, the couple went on pretty well; they both worked assiduously, to change this dreadful planet. It was the Moon that came up with the ideas of “plants”, she asked for the Sun’s power to create them and the Sun agreed. Suddenly, the earth was cover with colors and softness of grass, it was like a blessing from the god, and the god was pleased by the idea of “plants”.

Every day the grass thanks to the sun for giving them life; but they never thanks moon for having the idea. The moon stayed silently. Every day, the trees thanks to the sun for giving them power; but they never thank the moon for anything. The moon stayed silently, and was ignored again. Every day, the flower thanks sun for giving them beauty, and this time, they don’t even get the chance to notice moon. The sun gets brighter and brighter; it feels like the moon had never existed while staying behind the sun. The moon now feels extremely bad to be ignored, and the argument between the couple starts. The moon was upset about the power and brightness the sun has, and the sun was blaming the moon being too childish and immature. More and more plants grew on earth and the sun became busier than before, he ignored the anger and sadness of the moon and shine as bright as he can. Now, the moon was almost invisible upon the sky. She feels so lonely and questioned whether the sun still loves her, and cares about her feelings, her tears…. She felt herself useless since nothing on earth relies on her. The atmosphere between the couple turns worse.

One day, the moon refused to go home with sun and chose to stay on earth alone a little while. The sun went home, and he never thought that the mysterious, dangerous darkness will occurs. The darkness fell in love with moon on the first sight and was willing to do anything that pleased the moon. The moon liked the darkness too, when staying besides him, she looked as bright as the sun. Darkness ask the moon why is she so unhappy, and the moon told him the reason why. The darkness came up with the idea to create humans, who were born to be terrified by darkness. He asked the moon to show up the second day, and the moon did. The moon heard the appreciation of human and felt like she was now almost as important and powerful as the sun.

From that day on, the moon decided to divorce with the sun, and married darkness who can really sacrifice himself to bring up the beauty of the moon.

By Yoyo Hsu
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Name: The Sun 14th August 2016
I did love the moon and i diddnt return home every night i died so my love the moon could live and the moon did not love darkness she lit the world so the humans could live with hope we sucrifised our love so every day and every night there was a little light and a little hope
Name: Alastor 30th July 2016
This is a wonderful story but I can see people hated the ending but why dont you look at it like it was the "fault in our stars" or "Me before you" i mean these movies are more cruel than the ending.( its not that Im trying to start smothing I just want to put up my point of the comments)
Name: Jonnydabeast 28th June 2016
real sad ending, the ending doesnt make much sense with the moon going with darkness...
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