Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Arthur Notices All The Stars Except for the One Right Behind His Shoulder

  Here is a picture I made of a starry scene.

       Every evening, Arthur brings his telescope to the roof of his house so he can view the beautiful constellations. He loves to look up at the cosmos and imagine what the universe is like a thousand light years away. Thorough his telescope, he studies the stars, admiring their twinkle and glow. But what he doesn't realize is that he is so consumed with the stars in the distance, that he can't see the star that is near by.
   Glenna, who use to live far into the bleak distance enjoys a hobby of observing humans. As a star person, she is accustomed to only spending her day's with other star people, and once in a while a moon person. She wanted to learn about other types of people. So though her telescope, she began to observe people on all the different planets. Her favorite planet to observe is Earth because the people of Earth are so odd to behold. When humans watch each other through telescopes, it is nothing but creepy. But when star people watch humans though telescopes, it is more of a curious, scientific investigation. But, unlike most scientific investigations, Glenna realized she had fallen in love with one of the human subjects she's been observing!
   This human subject is Arthur. She immediately felt connected to Arthur because they shared a curiosity in the universe beyond their own world. Glenna decided she would leave her comfortable spot in the sky to visit Arthur. But every time Glenna goes to meet him on the roof, he is so consumed with his investigation of the universe he sees through his telescope that he doesn't notice her. Glenna tries to clear her throat or introduce her self with a confident "Hello!" But every time she tries, she is seized with throat clenching shyness. Glenna doesn't know if she will ever work up the nerve to introduce herself to the object of her great affection.


Marieken Hoefnagel said...

Loving your stories and illustrations. Maybe the dog and cat will tell Arthur what's going on?!

Amber @ Fauna Finds Flora said...

Thanks! Yeah, maybe you are right. The dog after all is quite aware of Glenna. And cat's always seem to be in the know.

Autumn Elixe said...

I like the pic and story. The upside down bat made me laugh. Very cute.