A short story for Sadje’s What Do You See? picture prompt.
Little Kate was in the garden. The sky was clear and the moon was huge.
She leaned her head on one side, then the other. She squinted and wrinkled her nose.
Her cheeky brother Tyler crept up behind her.
“Boo” he shouted and Kate almost jumped out of her skin!
“What are you looking at?” he asked.
“The moon,” she said, “I’m trying to see the man in the moon”.
Tyler giggled. “Don’t be silly Kate, there’s no man in the moon. There can’t be because the moon’s made of cheese”
Mum opened a window. “Hey, you two, what are you looking at?”
“‘We are looking at the moon,” said Kate.
“The moon’s a balloon,” said Mum with a silly grin on her face “A big round yellow balloon”
They all looked at each other and laughed.
“Kate thinks there’s a man in the moon” chuckled Tyler.
“Tyler believes the moon’s made of cheese!” laughed Kate.
“It’s not a balloon Mum!” they shouted together.
“I’ll tell you what I believe,” said Mum “I believe it’s way past your bedtime!”
Tyler went to his room and opened the curtains, just a little, so he could just see the moon from his bed. He felt sure she saw a little mouse nibbling away at the surface.
Kate took one last look before jumping into bed and waved to the man in the moon.
And guess what. The man in the moon winked back!