“Walk with me, Stella,” purred the blue cat. “Let me share something with you.”
Still grappling with the reality of a world with talking animals and no sun, Stella simply nodded and kept pace with her new azure companion as it shared with her a cautionary tale.
Stella listened for hours and learned of the continuing changes to this world’s landscape and the curious population.
“Our forbears suffered for thousands of years as their lives were drenched in greed, hate, and despair. Eventually, a mighty civil war fractured our democratic republic,” the cat told Stella as they walked.
Stunned yet curious, Stella wondered aloud, “How did this happen?”
The cat flicked its bushy blue tail and continued, “Humans grew increasingly hostile to outsiders. They began to fear and distrust their neighbors and build barriers between regions. Their paranoia increased with their isolation as did the wars. Clans continued to live separately, limiting their bloodline, denying progress made by others, and eventually their societies collapsed under the weight of such historical ignorance.”
Stella stopped to consider the folly of the humans and the azure feline with glowing opals looking up at her. She quietly asked, “So, what happened to the humans?”
“During those dark ages, as borders were constantly being redrawn with blood and as their youth continued to lose their lives, humans eventually lost hold of their dominance within the animal kingdom. And that is also when our world was visited by those from the first dominion.”
Stella halted and looked up at the chartreuse sky. “You mean there is life out there?”
“Of course. There has always been. But more to the point, they have returned.”
Stella stopped and asked, “How do you know?”
“Simple,” the cat purred. “They have sent a new ambassador.”
“Really? Where? When?’
The cat smiled and looked towards Stella’s door floating along the glistening horizon. “Yes. Here. Now. She landed in your dining room just moments ago.”
Today’s post is the fifth and final act in this particular story, “Stella’s Visitor.”
I composed this post last night while watching TV in bed before I created the image using the ArtRage app on my tablet.
Let’s go, #NaBloPoMo.