The mutter of
whispered voices echoed around my mind as I awoke
from my sleep. In my slumbered state I was unsure as
to whether I was dreaming but as my eyes tried their
best to adjust to the light I realised the hushed
voices were real, as to the light however I was still
oblivious as to its cause. Was it morning already? It
had been at the pitch of night when I settled down
yet now all I could see was bright sunshine.
voices from my friends marvelled at the spectacle
before them as they stared at the light with awe. My
eyes flickered as the silhouettes of my fellows
mingled with their own shadows as though dancing
surrounding my body was a constant reminder that it
was still winter yet part of me grasped at the idea
that I had slept the entire season and it was now
spring. It was a crazy notion. I was still groggy and
wanted nothing more than to lay down my head and
continue my sleep but the distraction of light was
My friends began
making their way outside through the open door of our
home. Without hesitation I followed and swiftly made
my way towards the light. The chill within my body
instantly vanished and was replaced with a warm
pleasurable tingling sensation.
laughter and screams of delight as we danced around
the light, smiling happily in a state of pure bliss.
I wished the moment would never end. Others from our
home joined us, including my parents, who rather than
punishing me for leaving the house joined in with the
dancing. Everyone was happy.
The flutter of
snowflakes gently fell from the sky and we all knew
all too well that we would soon have to return home
but as of that moment we were safe within the light,
or so we thought.
I quickly lurched
back, yelping with pain, for I had inadvertently
bumped my head into the glowing yellow orb.
It was clear I
had to be careful for it was hot, but there was just
something about it that drew me closer. I needed to
keep a clear head and not venture too close as to
enjoy the moment without getting carried away.
However, it was as though I was trapped within a
trance, the light drawing me closer. Again and again
I burnt myself as I repeatedly drew too close. It was
clear my friends too were caught within its spell and
getting dangerously burned.
flutters of snow continued to fall from the sky
melting around the light causing me a dilemma. Should
I stay within the warmth and protection of the
glowing orb and risk getting burned, or should I risk
flying back home and getting caught within the
snowflakes? The hypnotic light drew me closer giving
me to real choice. I just hoped I would survive the