100 Stories- 100 Days – Short Story #25

100 Stories- 100 Days – Short Story #25
March 4, 2014 Miro Sevin Siegel

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Footprints Across the Sky

They left footprints in their wake, as they often did whilst treading across the field of blue. The footprints were always the only evidence, no, I should say suggestion, of them and their existence. The suggestion of the Sky People has lingered in humanity since thought was possible, and many men sought after them fruitlessly, driven mad by their want of knowledge.

See, the Sky People are said to have been Earths guardians since it all began, eons ago, but their very concept is one the feeble human mind can’t fully comprehend. In fact, many have gone crazy in their pursuit of the mythical men, coming across knowledge opening a vista of new information; coming across knowledge too powerful for the mind to contain.

But hey, enlightenment comes with a price, right?

The topic of the Sky People alone has become a controversial one for this very reason, as more and more of us are shedding our primal fear of the unknown, breaking our already broken system. Less people are confined within the protocol of economy and religion and are discovering things which should not be known to man.

And religion, religion has always had conflict with the researchers of the sky, claiming that their research is blasphemous and sinful, and that it will anger Blehegg and a tenebrous void will befall us. Religious fanatics have destroyed countless research centers, and have even gone as far as murdering the scientists, in order to keep Blehegg content.

Here I sit, on the side of this grassy hill, watching the the footprints. There were many today; it might rain later on.

What is this? it’s part of the NEW PROJECT: 100 Stories- 100 Days – Send your suggestions for stories by submitting a title and genre and I’ll write it!

2 Comments

  1. Scott Hartman 5 years ago

    You know Miro . . . I kinda know what you’re after here. I myself would like to know more about who the Sky People are/were. I’d like to know more about what is meant by “footprints.” Speaking for me, I’d like this to go more mystical . . . the editorializing you do Re: religion/etc distracts me. Not that that couldn’t be included, but perhaps there is a more organic way to do that; a more narrative way . . . I might suggest, though I know many books are hard to come by for you, but I’d like to recommend you read a Barry Lopez piece called “The Blue Mound People” (from the book “Desert Notes”).

    Very magical realist in it’s realization, and I love that literature, Borges, Garcia Marquez Carpentier, etc – when a writing teacher of mine referred to my own work as “Borgesian” I was thrilled! 🙂

    The ending is wonderful. Maybe think of starting with a reference to that: to the idea that you’re on a hill, perhaps in the presence of such footprints . . . ? and then circle back to the ending you have. Maybe something about how it’s going to rain today, and that you’re looking at/in the presence of, these footprints.

    Write On, Miro!

  2. Gg 5 years ago

    Very enganging… sucked me right in.
    Kinda wish it was a book.
    Thank you Mr. Miro.
    shed light on the World.

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