j.latimer

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Catching Stars

August 4, 2020

When I should have been too young to know loss, the sky cried with me. I slammed the front door, rattling the too empty house, and ran across the street to Nana’s under the starless night. 

“Can you catch a star?” I asked her. “And bottle the light?”

“Why, child?” 

“To never let it go . . . so it doesn’t leave in the morning.” 

She shook her head and clucked her tongue in her disappointed manner. But then she answered, her voice barely over a whisper.

“My son did try,” she said, “but some stars are too bright to be caught.” 

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5 Comments
  • Jasmine khawar

    WOW!!!! I love soooooo much, it's so beautiful, lovely and incredible!


    about 2 months ago
  • Emi

    I love how meaningful this is, and how it has so much symbolism with the light. The last line especially is so profound!


    about 2 months ago
  • K-9crazy

    Awww... This is a great story. I'm glad you're a member of Write the World. We're happy to have you! Again, great job. I really like the opening sentence and dialogue. It had so much meaning.


    about 2 months ago
  • ek503

    this is absolutely lovely <3


    about 2 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    This is so good!!!! Amazing writing! I love your story


    about 2 months ago