In for the Rain: Short Stories, The Moon that Lights My Eyes

The only thing I love is the dreams I go to when I sleep. I watch the stars glowing high in the sky just before I close my eyes. The twinkling soothes me in a lullaby. The moon is bright and high in the sky. I watch it close with hope it beams dreams so sweet it will bring you to me again.

A darkness falls before me. I never panic as it does because shortly after a picture unfolds. It’s so vivid my eyes light up immediately. What will I see today? Where will I go in time? Are you there too? Excitement fills me.

I see clouds form in front of me. I want to rest on one. So I leap up into the sky. I land so soft and bounce into a gentle rest. I eye the sky, but the sun is not in sight. Instead, the moon now smiles on its side. The sky is lit with its beams instead. I lay down as the cloud floats me further. Where am I going? Is it adventure time now. It changes shape into a ship. I grab a wheel and take a spin.

I sail the sky past the clouds. My cloud ship steady ahead. I see a sea flickering. A million stars lay ahead. I speed towards them in great excitement. They glow green as I approach and many of them start to streak. I halt my ship and make a wish. “I want to stay here and sail away.”

The light glows brighter and clears the way. I grab hold as my ship moves and away I go with a zoom. I sail faster then the stars streak. I pass a twilight twinkling around. As I do I see a moon. One so different. One so bright. I want to go to it, so I steer my ship to it.

I land on that moon. My ship fading a I do. A light rain pours as I land. A beautiful plant grows to meet me. I slide down and enjoy a good splash. I explore with a bounce for every step. I run and jump so high; I float down in a drift. This is so lovely. I want to cry. I’ll explore more in this dream of mine.

I watch the sky and a ship appears. I see the piolet and It’s you my dear. You wave at me and beam a smile for me. I wave back as you land near me. I climb aboard as you ask me to come with you. Yet as I do the light fades. A darkness falls and I wake up to the moon. I’m in my room. I feel my joy wane. I want to stay with you.

The light of the moon has my room bright. I roll to my side and close my eyes. I wish again that I could be with you. A vivid light brings me to a beach. Waves splash against the shores. I run to them to wet my feet. I jump around in my joy. I find a pail and a shovel too. I then hear “Do these belong to you?”

I turn to see you again. A joy washes over me. Let’s build a sandcastle just you and me. We pick a spot along the beach. We dig together just you and me. I build a turret you build a wall. I build a bridge; you place a flag. Our castle is full of fun. A shell here and there. A moat all around. We smile together but the brightness come back.

The Sun fills my room but I’m happy now. I’ll see you soon my wonderful girl. Until then I enter the world. And when I do, I’ll remember you. The times we have will get me through. My love for you will help me win. So goodnight to you and the moon too. Goodnight my love I’ll see you soon.

I watch the time as I sit in bed. The evening sky begins to fade. What do I see? The first star of the night. I stare at its beauty and I make a wish. I want to see you again in my dreams. I bliss flows over me as more stars appear. I close my eyes and drift into the dark. I fall into a fluffy cloud. Its softness soothes me as I lay. The sky was an evening orange with stars dancing all around. What are those silly things doing up there? They twinkle on and off and circle by each other in glee.

As I watch on fall to the ground. I leave my cloud to see if it’s alright. It tells me “I am fine. Now I owe you a wish. Pick one, my dear.” So I wish for you right away. In a dazzling light you appear in front of me. I see your smile so wide and bright. You say hi and look at the sight. The stars twinkled up high. The little star glew with all its might and tells us, “Now let’s fly!” We glow with sparkles. You grab my hand. “Let’s go!” you shout and away we go.

We blast into the sky with all our might. We shoot past the stars and zip and fly. The sky was so lovely. I can’t believe my eyes. You let go in your vigor to fly further away. I lose sight of you the light in the way. I wake up crying. I lost you again. I sit up to dry my eyes. A glass of water will help me calm. I drink some a sip at a time. I return to bed a close my eyes.

I darkness surrounds my yet again. I’m moving fast through the sky. Where am I? On a train? Yet I see no windows or no walls. I look down to see a shape so familiar. It’s a star! I zip past the sky past a great moon. I see a person and say hey it’s you! You look as if you made a wish. I find myself fade in a zip.

I come to and see I’m with you. “Hey! I just wished for you!” I hear these words and a smile in bliss. You ask me to follow you to a café’ this time. We run with steps as light as feathers. I see a place that stands up tall. Floating ponds and rocks the shine. We met with a gentle who smile upside down. He says its no frown and “Forgive me now. This place will serve you is finest moonshine. Take it in and find your shine.”

I follow you in. You say sit down. The drinks are there and glowing glasses. I take a sip and fall from my chair. I’m in bed now I want so much more. I roll to my side. I want to sleep but will you be there? I calm myself from my frustration. Sleep takes me yet again. Hopefully I see that moon again.

I look around shortly after I drifted. A shadowy forest is where I lay. It’s dark and yet it’s so bright. A little frog hops by my side. It carried a stone that glew very bright. It looked at me and dropped its stone. It motioned for me to take the stone. I pick it up and it begins to shine. The forest clear before my eyes. Many stars float in the sky. One shoots by very close. As it does the stone glows brighter. I close my eyes for another wish but as I do the stones light consumes me. I teleport faster than I can wish. I see a castle grand and beautiful. I look in awe and see it’s ours. Run for it as the bridge lowers. A bright light shines and the sun is here.

“My castle!” I weep as the sun bathes me. I had hoped you were there. I watch the light come through my room. By tomorrow I’ll see you soon.

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