50-Word Story: Buwan


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I’ll enshroud my flaws, Buwan decided. Every night, she draped half her face, so her imperfections were hidden from view. She didn’t realize true beauty shined from the inside.

“Don’t turn away from me,” Zeme pleaded.

“I won’t,” she promised, yet her secrets remained hidden, and love kept its distance.

My short story was inspired by the term, “tidal locking” which is when the Moon orbits the Earth, and only one side is visible. The hidden part is referred to as “the far side of the moon.”

Buwan is “Moon” in Tagalog.

Zeme is “Earth” in Czech.


Lovely Lunatic Moon cards by FlyTrapMan. ClickΒ HEREΒ to capture Buwan!