Daily Drabble – Firmament

To be honest, the astronomy lecture made no sense, but there was going to be supper after the talk and Bella was perpetually hungry.
Outside, the night was cloudless and the sheer glory of the wheeling sparkling sky all but took her breath. When you’ve lived in the caverns all your life the sheer bigness of the firmament either excites or terrifies you.
Bella just looked and looked.
“That’s Orion the giant,” a voice beside her said.
Bella could see no giant, only the goddess’ stars on the blue bosom of the sky.
That night a moon priestess was born.

©Jane Jago

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