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Legend of the First

By Ruth Crist All Rights Reserved ©

Other / Fantasy


When mother earth was still very small, the sun watched over her adolescence. The moon became enamored with her. The sun, being very protective, did not approve of this little rock courting her charge. Though she found him charming, once he began circling her little world, the sun was sure that he would speed off to orbit other planets at any moment.

The longer he stayed, the closer the moon snuck to the earth while her guardian wasn’t looking. Little Terra, this was the earth’s name, became enamored with Luna, the moon. They came to be on first name terms, each dancing in the other’s gravitational fields. So drawn to him was she that her oceans reached out to him. Luna played with them, creating the tides that stirred the waters.

Seeing this, the sun relented, taking a shine to her ward’s new love. She blessed their union with her warmth. The beaming smile warmed the little world and made Luna shine with happiness. Terra soon swelled up with pride and life.

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