Ride On Shooting Star

Let me tell you a story.

Once upon a time, there’s a man sitting on top a hill, gazing through the sky. Watching the clouds by day and stars by night.
He waited for something…something that can fill the emptiness in his heart.
He just sat there everyday without care.
The same spot, under a huge tree with thick branches and covering leafs.

One night, as he gaze to the stars. A shooting star passed him by. It was so close he can almost felt the warmth emitting from it.
Without second thought, he closed his eyes and made a wish that will change his life forever.
The wish was, “let me be with you.”

After he opened his eyes, he saw the shooting star decreased its velocity and in an instant change it course.

The man stood up, watching with a surprised look on his face. The shooting star gradually getting bigger. He then realized, its coming towards him with its blinding light.

He instantly cover his eyes while still trying to looked at it. The star was getting closer and closer. Its light getting brighter and brighter. The next thing he know, it reached him. Covering his body with a gentle warm light.
He felt only excitement and joy radiating from it, he felt that finally he’s at peace.

Few days later, people from the town searched for the man who used to sit under the big tree on top of the hill.
There’s no news the man had gone back to town.

Little did they know. The man left a message on the tree, carved neatly near the root, “gaze the night cause I ride on shooting star.”


Clint Fragrance

Kulihat matahari sudah berada di atas kepala, padang pasir dengan bukit berbatu bukanlah yang aku harapkan ketika bergabung untuk pekerjaan ini, tapi apa boleh buat…tuntutan karir. Aku merogoh saku rompiku dan mengeluarkan sebuah communicator. Jam 13.00 diperkirakan satelit berada dalam jangkauan. Kuulik communicator yang mulai kotor diselimuti debu dan pasir sampai menemukan menu instant messenger. Dengan auto log in aku otomatis tersambung, segera aku scroll ke bawah sampai menemukan ID fragrance. Setelah kutemukan aku pilih menu chat,

Clint : “hey”


Untuk beberapa saat kutunggu namun tampak tidak ada balasan. Hilang kesabaran kumasukkan kembali communicator ke dalam sakuku sampai sebuah getaran halus menghentikan gerakanku. Dia membalas.

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