A prompt response for Master Class ~ Assignment ~ CRUSHED SUNLIGHT
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Assignment CRUSHED SUNLIGHT
by John Yeo
“Daddy is dying Rachel: Don’t cry; he wouldn’t have liked you to be sad.” said Ginny, to her younger sister.
Both girls were standing at the bedside of their Father.
George Billings had led a full carefree life and was in a coma, having suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage.
The nurse bustled into the bedroom and tidied up the bed. “Keep talking to your Daddy girls, he may be able to hear you! Tell him how much you love him.”
George could clearly hear every word but he was so engrossed in the dream that seemed to have overtaken his very being.
Suddenly, to everyone’s surprise, he opened his eyes and clearly said;
“I can’t let myself crush the sunlight!”
Then he returned to his dream and seemed oblivious of everything.
‘Sera and Simu were tiny bugs that fed on the nectar provided by a huge Sunflower.
These two lovable creatures lived and loved in a microscopic world that is invisible to the natural human eye.
A world of infinite pleasures where endless streams of nectar provided by their huge flower sustained them in their eternal bug life.
Sera had a secret weapon an extra long tongue that could reach into the heart of the deepest nooks protected by the Sunflower’s huge petals.
Simu would carry the nectar crop to huge storage nests deep underground, secreted in caves formed by the roots of their home. This storage sustained them during the long sleep that was brought on by the lack of the sunshine that sustained their home and provided the food of eternal life.
One fateful sun-drenched day in the heart of their single Sunflower home, which housed a whole community of these tiny creatures. Change erupted, in the shape of a hoard of buzzing flying giants that proceeded to steal huge swathes of their endless flow of nectar.
There was a panic among the peoples of the floral community as their world was invaded by these greedy aliens.
The leaders met and decided there was nothing they could do except pray and implore the great Spirit to help.
Lady Senata the superbug, the Mother of all creation said comfortingly.
“We may be tiny and defenceless but I have a plan. I will call on the powers that are in the ether to come to our rescue!”
Then with a crushing crash, something large collided and flattened their home to the ground. There was a sudden blackness that descended as the sunlight was crushed out and obliterated.’
George’s dream continued as he remembered his garden and how he used to tend the Sunflowers.
‘I never realized the damage my boots would do when I accidentally trod on my Sunflowers. How much life was lost as I crushed the fragile blooms into the ground.’
“Nurse! Daddy isn’t breathing anymore!” screamed Rachel.
The nurse quickly ushered the children from the bedroom and then returned to draw the curtains, blotting out and completely crushing the rays of bright eternal sunshine.
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