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As time moves on, I cannot help but wonder.
Where am I from? Who am I? What am I? Why am I here and not there?
Confusion reigns. So many questions, and so few answers.
Each night, when darkness falls, I am reminded of my strangeness. I ask for silence, but instead I get shadows. Shadows that whisper messages in moonlight and starlight, telling me things that cannot possibly be true, no matter how many times I beg them to shush. I want to be normal. I don’t understand.
One night, something within me snaps and I run out of the house. Through the woods I go, darting around trees, over logs and across ditches I can’t see. I am oblivious to the dark. The ground gets steeper; I climb higher and higher until I’m there; a clearing in the middle of the forest, atop a small hill. A place I have never been before. A place I never knew existed.
I look up, expectantly, my heart racing. The moon is shining bright and strong, surrounded by a sea of stars.
I call out to them.
And then I wait…