The Day The Moon Began To Disappear – Speculative Fiction – March Edition

Diana has another intriguing photo for her March prompt…

The Day The Moon Began To Disappear

A fine dust was falling from the sky, coating everything with a light, ethereal film. The dust settled on the ground like a warm snow fall, yet as I stepped upon it, my feet sank, as if in sand. The powder swallowed each foot and released it as it took it’s next step, leaving not a blemish upon its surface. A strange smell filled the atmosphere.

And that moon… it drew me closer and closer. The eerie glow from the eclipse was almost hypnotic.

I reached the point at which it looked like I was standing directly below this usually friendly satellite of the earth, then squinted upwards. The advice was to never look directly at the sun, but the moon was in the way so I felt no fear.

Until I realised that this dust appeared to be falling directly from the moon..

And that the moon was actually nowhere near the sun…

And that there was indeed a little man sat on this sphere…

Grating.

It all began to make sense… and yet it didn’t.

Now we know for sure that the moon really is made of cheese. The parmesan, stinky sort. That is what the smell had been.

And the ethereal feel of the earth?

Those shavings had taken away a side of the moonlight and laid it upon our surface instead.

Leaving the moon with a dark, dull face.

72 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. http://theenglishprofessoratlarge.com
    Mar 23, 2019 @ 18:10:41

    We could gather the shavings together and sell moon cheese.

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  3. butimbeautiful
    Mar 21, 2019 @ 02:21:23

    We’ll just put a big bowl of spaghetti out to catch the shavings

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  4. Gattina
    Mar 20, 2019 @ 16:37:21

    I love parmesan cheese, so I wouldn’t mind if the moon has the same smell ! I would eat some pasta then in full moon, that’s romantic !

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  5. jenanita01
    Mar 15, 2019 @ 10:41:00

    Reblogged this on anita dawes and jaye marie.

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  6. memadtwo
    Mar 14, 2019 @ 19:10:20

    So all those rumors are actually true…now to find the dish and the spoon! (K)

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  7. Writing to Freedom
    Mar 14, 2019 @ 17:38:07

    This is a very fun and creative twist on Diana’s prompt. thanks for the stinky entertainment. πŸ™‚

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  8. H.R.R. Gorman
    Mar 14, 2019 @ 16:36:27

    Ah, if the moon were made of cheese! Nice story, cute end.

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  9. chris jensen
    Mar 14, 2019 @ 16:15:26

    As the moon an sun set their study course cold dark space an out deep blue sky, continuing another day…

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  10. D. Wallace Peach
    Mar 14, 2019 @ 15:17:45

    Reblogged this on Myths of the Mirror and commented:

    A wonderfully strange tale from Ritu. Fairytale, nightmare, or both? Enjoy!

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  11. Violet Lentz
    Mar 11, 2019 @ 07:32:19

    Very clever. Futuristic humor! love it.

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  12. Jennie
    Mar 10, 2019 @ 15:25:01

    Great storytelling, Ritu!

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  13. dornahainds
    Mar 08, 2019 @ 14:21:46

    Marvelous storytelling. Take another look at (its/it’s) in your paragraph. πŸ₯€πŸ˜Ž

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  14. Erika Kind
    Mar 07, 2019 @ 19:42:41

    Haha, your fantasy knows no limit, sis!!

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  15. Hugh's Views and News
    Mar 07, 2019 @ 15:37:30

    I loved the title of this piece of flash fiction. It instantly had me hooked, and your storytelling didn’t fail to keep me reading. I can’t imagine what it’s like to walk on grated cheese, and no way did I think cheese and sci-fi were a perfect pair. You proved me wrong!

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  16. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Mar 07, 2019 @ 15:20:48

    I can see this as a novella, perhaps…

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  17. syl65
    Mar 07, 2019 @ 14:55:33

    Since I am not a fan of parmesan cheese I can imagine the stink! Love the quirky twist Sister πŸ’œ

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  18. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Mar 07, 2019 @ 07:54:02

    Reblogged this on M J Mallon YA/Paranormal Author and commented:

    I love this from my friend Ritu. #speculativefiction #mustread #writingprompt

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  19. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Mar 07, 2019 @ 07:41:04

    Wow, what have you been eating? Cheese perhaps… What a fantastic take love this!

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  20. foodzesty
    Mar 07, 2019 @ 06:39:17

    So goodddd!! πŸ™‚

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  21. howtodetect
    Mar 07, 2019 @ 06:28:38

    Interesting post!

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  22. robbiesinspiration
    Mar 07, 2019 @ 05:13:05

    A jolly good tale, Ritu. I loved your ending.

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  23. balroop2013
    Mar 07, 2019 @ 04:43:32

    Love your wild imagination Ritu! Awesome!

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  24. Book Club Mom
    Mar 07, 2019 @ 01:37:26

    Haha! You have a “grate” imagination!

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  25. Portofino
    Mar 07, 2019 @ 01:22:36

    Parmesan full moon! Perfect. “When the moon dust flies, you make pizza pies!” This was a great, strange take.

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  26. Ethan Dale Eagar
    Mar 07, 2019 @ 01:13:27

    Wonderful and fun! Mmmm all that cheese, those streets are the sort that deserve our attention =)

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  27. RAJA TAKSI TRAVEL GROUP tlp 0813 4500 6566
    Mar 07, 2019 @ 00:29:43

    πŸ‘

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  28. Shivangi
    Mar 06, 2019 @ 22:28:44

    Too good Ritu… lovely storytelling!

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  29. D. Wallace Peach
    Mar 06, 2019 @ 22:25:40

    Oh, Ritu. What a great story. It was part strange nightmare and part fairytale, and it worked perfectly. Loved it. Thanks so much for taking up the prompt. πŸ™‚

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