The Progeny

          In the beginning there was a paradise where everything was created in a series of two. This paradise was operated by a system of duplicate constructions. There was a double of every animal and insect. All the plants were dually mounted from the root, linked as allies and connected with loyalty and love, creating a sturdy family of symmetrical balance inside the ground and above the surface. Nothing could move them and they certainly didn’t want to be moved. The balance of two created an equilibrium of serenity and stability. Even the trees stood grounded with confidence on two feet, entrenched like soldiers in their firmest poses, just waiting for the strong winds of a wandering war to come and try to knock them down.
         This was the empire of the Sun and the Moon. They worked together to maintain their kingdom and to conserve their perfectly synchronized union. They showed no ambivalence towards one another and worked in a harmonious partnership. There was only one rule; an understanding between them both that once a creation was made, it could not be touched or changed; only monitored.
        They relied on each other.  The Sun was the mother of the Day and ruled with the power of Light. She provided growth, warmth and direction. The Moon was the mother of Night and ruled with the power of Darkness. Her dim and underwhelmed glimmer, evanescently offered the empire a peaceful slumber and played the role of an alternate sun for all nocturnal animals. The Moon was envious of the Sun, and the Sun was truly confident, if not vain. The Sun created the first of everything and the Moon could only shadow her vision. This inevitably made the Moon start to feel inferior.
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5 Comments so far

  1.   Prudence on November 6th, 2011

    I like it a lot it makes me want to read more. Its as if I am in another world. Great job. 🙂

  2.   erin on November 7th, 2011

    that opening sentence is kind of awesome, i dont even know wwhat to make of it. ive been only reading first sentences because the exercise in class, so thats a real attention grabber. i cant tell you why but this line really stands out to me “linked as allies and connected with loyalty and love.” it can be applied to so much and makes sense in context, im a big fan. i really feel the detail; this is a really impressive piece because the topic chosen and how you put it into words. i look forward to reading more.

  3.   margarita on November 7th, 2011

    so what happens afterwards? does the moon develop a ploy to overthrow the sun and plunge the kingdom into darkness? this story sounds very poetic.

  4.   samantha on November 8th, 2011

    Yup. It’s obvious but fun to write =)

  5.   julieengel on November 9th, 2011

    The idea that the sun is the mother of day and the moon is the mother of night really captured my attention, as did the fact that they both have their own empires which they rule over. I really love your story so far and can’t wait to see where you go with it.

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