Brawnie was standing at the bedroom window in the dark when Sean awoke.
“Moon still there?” Sean asked.
“It’s the meteor shower they mentioned on the weather channel yesterday,” he replied.
Sean got up and joined his husband at the window. The Alpha Capricornids meteors had appeared on schedule in the southern sky. They competed for attention with a waning gibbous moon.
Brawnie smiled. “If there were more meteors, it could be a flashmob of little lights.”
“Wouldn’t it be cool if they spelled out a message?”
Brawnie looked at Sean quizzically. “What, like surrender Dorothy?”
“Just something meaningful. Get vaccinated, maybe.”
“How about We’re watching,” Brawnie replied in a spooky tone. “That would shake up the world.”
Sean nudged him playfully with his elbow and went back to bed.
“Don’t let the stars get in your eyes, don’t let the moon break your heart,” Brawnie crooned, with a voice only Sean and Auto-Tune could love.
Copyright 2021 by Brian Dean Powers
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