The Fallen Star tells the story of a bright little star’s journey to self-realization, not to mention self-confidence. It follows the adventures of a little star who focuses so much on what others think about him that he begins to lose his light and even falls from the sky!
In light of this, he convinces himself that he doesn’t belong in the sky. But as he aimlessly wanders around on Earth, he soon discovers that he certainly does not belong there either. Worried that he doesn’t quite fit in anywhere, he is soon set straight by a group of children, who show him the situation in a new light. One special child helps him realize that, for those who are true to themselves and doing what they love, what others think does not matter.
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There once was a little star who loved to light up the night sky. He danced and pranced and twirled and swirled across it for hours at a time.
The little star believed that shining bright for all to see gave him a purpose — that providing light for people to marvel at gave meaning to his life.
It made him feel special, as though he were a lantern — or a lighthouse, even — guiding those who had lost their way.
One night, as the little star was preparing to dazzle the sky once again with his dancing skills — lighting it up all the while — he spotted a cluster of stars gathering nearby.
Curious about the commotion, he decided to make his way over and investigate.
Upon his arrival, he discovered that some of the stars had decided to twirl about the sky together that night, hoping that they might shine even brighter as a group.
However, just as the little star was about to ask if he could join them, he was interrupted and informed that he could not possibly join in, for he was not nearly bright enough.
"I'm sorry, but there is simply no room for dull stars," a scintillating yet surly star said.
At the sound of this, the little star isolated himself from the others, who seemed to burn even more radiantly now.
"I always thought I was bright, but maybe they're right. Maybe I'm really not bright enough. Maybe I don't even belong in the sky."
Little did the little star realize, as these thoughts clouded his mind, his light had begun to fade. Not only that, but he began to descend little by little until ...
He had completely fallen from the sky!
Luckily, he landed on a blanket of fresh snow, which cushioned his fall. He was not familiar with this fluffy, white stuff. Being so high up in the sky, he had never seen snow before. He immediately discovered that it was dreadfully cold to the touch, but this was certainly the least of his worries.
The little star had never been anywhere but the sky before ...
He was lost.
Excerpted from "The Fallen Star"
Copyright © 2017 Missy Harrison.
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