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The Gods who created the world

This is a children’s story I wrote a long time ago. I enjoyed writing it a lot plus I’m pretty proud of it.

I decided to revisit it and rewrite it. The main story line is the same, but I decided to beef it up a little with more powerful language, so to speak.

Why? Because I don’t think kids are that stupid today. Or rather, the kids I want reading this are the ones who are smart and cool. Enjoy!

The Gods who created the world

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One day, in the cosmos, four gods came together to create a world.

The God of Land gave the world shape. He provided the land and in it, he created mountains, forests, valleys, volcanos and vast plains.

The God of Land was happy knowing that he did a splendid job and that the world can be called home.

The God of Sea gave the world water. He filled the world with oceans, rivers, lakes, streams and rain.

The God of Sea was happy knowing he did a wonderful job and that the world will never go dry.

The Goddess of Life gave the world the essence of life itself. She gave birth to humans, land animals, sea creatures and birds.

The Goddess of life was happy knowing that she did an amazing job and that the world will always be lively.

The God of Time gave the world the concept of time. He provided the seconds, minutes, hours, days, months and years.

The God of Time knew the world and all of life will continue to go on, and on.

But he was not happy. For you see, the God of Time was a selfish and greedy god.

He wanted the whole world to himself.

“It’s all or nothing” he said.

And so he devised a devious plan to get rid of the other three gods.

First, he went to the God of Land.

“Hello God of Land!” said the God of Time. “Would you like to see what the future holds for the land of this world?”

“Sure!” said the God of Land.

The God of Time then showed the God of Land a fake vision of the future. In it, the land was dying. The mountains crumbled. The forests burnt. The volcanos erupted and the plains cracked apart from the ground up.

“Oh no! This is terrible!” said the God of Land. “I do not want to be part of a world like this.” The God of Land then departed from the world he helped create and went back to the cosmos.

The God of Time then went to the God of Sea.

“Hello God of Sea!” said the God of Time. “Would you like to see what the future holds for the sea of this world?”

“Sure!” said the God of Sea.

The God of Time then showed the God of Sea a fake vision of the future. In it, the seas were in a terrible state. Lakes dried up. Rivers raged angrily. Streams stopped singing and the oceans were black from pollution.

“Oh no! This is terrible!” said the God of Sea. “I do not want to be part of a world like this.” The God of Sea then departed from the world he helped create and went back to the cosmos.

The God of Time then went to the Goddess of Life.

“Hello Goddess of Life!” said the God of Time. “Would you like to see what the future holds for all of life in this world?”

“Sure!” said the Goddess of Life.

The God of Time then showed the Goddess of Life a fake vision of the future. In it, life did not know peace. The world was at war. People lied, cheated, stole and killed one another. The animals fought. The birds dropped and the sea creatures swam into the darkness of the oceans, never returning.

“Oh no! This is terrible!” said the Goddess of Life. “I do no want to be part of a world like this.” The Goddess of life then departed from the world she helped create and went back to the cosmos.

“At last!” exclaimed the God of Time as he looked over the world. “I now have the entire world to myself!”

The God of Time decided to take a little stroll in his world.

But soon, the world began to die.

Without the other gods watching over the world and their realms, the world became exactly like the one the God of Time showed them.

The God of Time looked around in horror and realized what a terrible mistake he made.

He felt so alone.

“I do not want to be in a world like this forever” said the God of Time. The God of Time then departed from the world he helped create and went back to the cosmos.

The world was left alone. Soon, all became dark.

But then, there was one more god.

The God of Power came forth from the shadows of the world.

“Hahaha!” laughed the God of Power. “Those fools! They were playing into my plan all along! They had no idea!”

With a dark, grisly hand, the God of Power reached out and grabbed the world for himself.

This is power.

Do you want more honest-as-fuck stories like this?

2 comments

  1. shirley - February 4, 2016 12:19 am

    Hi Alden,
    Firstly: I LOVE it!!

    On the first read, it is a lovely, light children’s story which is enriched by your visual language.

    This is an excellent story with multi-levels of interpretation. I see a message of the consequences of imbalance, not paying attention and handing over power to an illusion. And I am sure other readers would find other messages.
    It would be an excellent tool for education because it is open for lots and lots of discussion among children about responsibility, awareness, use/misuse of power, along with creating – our own ‘inner-world’ as well as creating in the world/life. Gee, as I write this I can see so many possibilities and levels of interpretation.

    Anyway, get this out there. I would buy it!

    Shirley.

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  2. Ann - February 4, 2016 2:15 pm

    This is really touching

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