The Mythology of Stars



“Let’s just lie here for awhile and look at the stars,” he said.

But that was back when you were still just a girl who believed in the stories of gods and men.

Like how the man in the moon was once just a boy, banished from Earth for cursing the darkness.

How the great hunter Orion was blinded by lust, first for a girl and then by her father.

And poor Cassiopeia, punished for being too pretty. Tied to a chair and left in the sky, spending most of her days hanging upside down.

He was lying then and so were you, on your backs it seemed so real. As if the stories were his to tell and you were the first to hear them.

As if those were really diamonds in the sky and not just boulders burning from far, far away.

About Heidi Stauff

Ultimately ending up in Atlanta, Heidi's creative impulses followed many paths. She delivered middle-class, white-girl, angst to tens and twenties of Generation-Xers through the now defunct rock-band, Belljar. She designed hundreds of dresses for Disney-bound little girls. She birthed two babies she now homeschools, lost and then found her faith again, and writes about all of it in her free time: which is usually after midnight with a glass or three of wine.
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4 Responses to The Mythology of Stars

  1. Bela Johnson says:

    I’m going for diamonds 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  2. barkhabale says:

    Beautifully written


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