Monday, April 1, 2013

A-Z April 2013 Challenge: Astronaut

This is part of the April 2013 A-Z Challenge.  Enjoy!



Every little girl and boy looks up at the night sky and sees a velvety blanket of diamonds.  They often wonder what is out there in that infinite ebony vacuum. At night, before bed, they sing about twinkling lights and cows over moons.  They wonder how far does that great beyond go?  They dream of floating through void and observing spinning celestial bodies.  Their curiosity looms behind those luminous eyes.  What marvels still lie in that great unknown?  Does the sun really burn?  Children question is there anyone out there?  They think, maybe we will go.  Maybe, we will see.

Drabble- n. story told in exactly 100 words.

24 comments:

  1. Really dreamy, I love it. My Dad's very into astronomy, so I became fascinated as a child. Many a summer night spent lying on our backs in the garden watching meteor storms. Happy days.

    Coffintree Hill

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  2. Loved this drabble. The simple wording gives me a sense of nostalgia for childhood. :-)

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  3. lovely drabble. Glad you are participating!! http://labanan.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Hey Jan! *hugs* I'm heading over to read yours!

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  4. 100 words is really hard isn't it, but so much fun to do. Great drabble, you really packed the content in beautifully. When I was young I wanted to be an astronaut ... along with a vet and a doctor and an actress and ... well it was one of my dreams :).

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    1. Those are all the occupations I wanted to be too. I also wanted to be a dinosaur, brontosaurus. :D

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  5. It makes me think of a possible future where astronauts are as mythical as Santa Claus. Great for storytelling, horrible for human exploration of space!

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    1. I suppose to a child, astronauts are as mythical as Santa. :)

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  6. I'm new to the Drabble concept (apparently living in a hole in the ground), but I love it! What a challenge.

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    1. It really is difficult to tell a story or even a piece of one in 100 words. :D

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  7. Cool pictures and thoughts. I love all things space!

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  8. Great idea! It's so tough to make exactly 100 words!

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    1. I know, it's a struggle but can be done. :)

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  9. I hadn't heard of Drabble either but now that I have, I'm loving the idea of it. You did a great job with that 100 words.

    Amanda from homevenn.com

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  10. That was sweet. One of my kids loves space and dreams of being an astronaut. Thanks for sharing this. :)

    Ana

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