Arooo! Twit twoo, twit twoo!
The spine-chilling howl of the wolves. The echoing hoot of the owls. She was all alone. Surrounded with human like trees – with faces and hands – she was petrified. The creaking sound of the ancient, crumbling well was enough to send shivers down anyone’s spine. When the old, no longer shiny bucket had been retrieved by Lilly, there was a flash, as if someone was watching and taking pictures. But what was causing the flash to happen?
Lilly Locket, who was clueless, carried untieing the bucket from the well when everything became silent. This is when Lilly realized something wasn’t right. Clank! Lilly had frozen with fear : dropping the bucket as a result.
The moon had gone, vanished. Its rough, rocky surface was nowhere to be seen. There was nothing left apart from a dusty, mysterious trail in the starless sky. Lilly then screamed inaudibly as she was confronted with a giant , hairless thing. It was grayish, lanky creature with all sorts of torture like weapons, sticking out of its hands. The creature wasn’t even bionic, it was real. It had flesh, it had eyes, it had everything else a regular human has. It bellowed, “Why is one such little girl at the well of the moon overlord?”
Lilly replied softly, while twiddling her thumbs and staring at her feet anxiously,
“I just wanted some water, where has the moon gone?” The monster gestured at Lilly to follow him.
Lilly, who was paralyzed with fear, approached the creature with cautiously as she began to clamber onto its back. The monster, when Lilly had safely mounted onto its back, thrust her into the air. It was [quite literally] breath-taking . Lilly zoomed through the starless night to the cloud that was earlier below the moon, before it had suddenly disappeared.
“Welcome to mine, and my friends, humble home!” exclaimed the monster welcomingly.
“This place is amazing!” remarked Lilly.
“We all pose as the moon after the real disappearance back in 1940 on September 3rd. No one knows why this happened but it did. We just wanted to save you all from worry.” stated the creature. Lilly, who was gobsmacked by this discovery, thanked the creature for being considerate and the she was taken on a whistle-stop tour of the cloud.
When the tour was over, Lilly thanked the monster for his consideration again and asked ”I am truly having a wonderful stay here, but how do I get home?”
“Oh… It’s simple! Follow me!” exclaimed the monster, who during the tour Lilly had found out that its name was Hollow.
The monster ; whose name was Hollow ; lead Lilly to the center of the cloud. In the center there was a pair of sparkling shoes, which were a lovely shade of crimson.
“Here you go.” stated the monster sadly “Just step inside the shoes and think of where you want to go.”
“Before I go, may I ask: when I get back down can I take a bucket of water for my dad’s farm?” The monster kindly granted permission for Lilly to take a bucket of water as he said goodbye to her. Lilly then stepped into the shoes cautiously, she could have wished to be anywhere in the world, but she chose the well.
Seconds later, Lilly was back at the well again and the moon was back. Lilly looked at the uneven surface of the moon and saw a small hand waving from it, but she was no longer afraid…