By Vatsala Radhakeesoon
Book Writing Contest During the time when the dinosaurs roamed freely, Smiling Sun had a sunflower mic (microphone). On one tropical summer morning, it announced a book writing contest open to all visitors and residents of Above-Ground. Flying Dragon sent his Book of Fierce Fire, Red Birds submitted their Anthology of Wavering Winds, Water Bearer (Aquarius) flew his Book of Lofty Lyrics attached to an airy string; However, when Sky submitted his book, it slipped like sand amidst Sun’s fingers. Smiling Sun requested Sky to re-submit his work, Days went by but nothing was heard from him. As a matter of principle, where Fairness ruled each participant received an award and when Sun glanced at Sky and frowned, above the clouds, shone Sky’s Book of Ha-Ha – a humorous musical book that sang, “Catch the blue, catch the blue. Sun, I wrap you within me. Here’s a golden flower for you. Please wear it as a ring, It will strengthen your grin.” Smiling Sun beamed and hugged Sky, It promised him never to doubt his deeds, And together for eternity they would live.
Vatsala Radhakeesoon is an author/poet and artist from Mauritius. She has had numerous poetry books published and she is currently working on her flash fiction/short stories book. She considers poetry as her first love and visual art as a healer in all circumstances. Vatsala Radhakeesoon currently lives at Rose-Hill, Mauritius and is a freelance literary translator and an interview editor of Asian Signature journal.
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