The Stolen Sun (a short story)

Weejars hosts this week’s MLMM Photo Challenge. My contribution is the story of the day Earthlings lost Earth Sun.

Trapping the Sun, @Pobble365

He was a terrorist, of sort.

An invader from a world outside the Milkyway Galaxy.

A world where life—as they knew it—was dying fast and invasion and thievery became their only raison d’etat.

Donned in earthly attire, he was accepted by the keepers of Earth Sun as an “investigator”.

And why not, for with his fedora and trench coat he fitted in seamlessly with the investigators of the Federal Bureau of Invasion Protection.

Under the guise of what we now know was his false investigative report that the Earth Sun was decreasing the stratospheric ozone around Earth’s polar regions, the FBI-P handed over to him the emergency reset lasso.

At the time of twilight—that time between sunset and full night.

That time when the light from the sky is produced by the diffusion of sunlight through the atmosphere and its dust.

Yes, at that exact time, which coincidentally aligned to that time when the Earth was closest to Earth Sun, he unleashed the lasso.

Designed to travel to exactly 94.192 million miles at the speed of light it reached its mark.

He released the octopus-like tentacles of the lasso and voila, he trapped Earth Sun.

As he yanked Earth Sun out of orbit, pulling her closer to Earth, clouds turned an eerie grey and Earth’s core bubbled to the surface in ball-size piles of molten rocks.

With the effortless ease with which he trampled the heated rocks, step by hefty step, the FBI-P realized.

But, alas, too late.

Deployed forces saw only the grey fedora, which matched the quickly emerging grey clouds, as it crisscrossed its way in a free fall to the ground.

At just the moment it hit the now sweltering ground, the FBI-P forces saw only the back of the terrorist as he escaped the Milky Way Galaxy with Earth Sun in tow.

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After-word: Earthlings, let’s be kinder to Mother Nature, there is no PLANet-B.

Thank you for reading.

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In creative solidarity, Dee

7 thoughts on “The Stolen Sun (a short story)

    1. Yup. I saw the UN climate report earlier this week and it’s frightening. If we follow the science we can still turn things around. But sometimes I wonder what world others who deny climate change live in 😏


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