The Vist

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The night sky of Neton was a clear one. The deep blue,

almost a black but well illuminated by the bright full

moon, glistened with a pattern of twinkling stars. The

background light from Brisbane was almost nonexistent,

a pleasant change of atmosphere that was rarely appreciated

by most.

Except Jane. She loved the clear sky, the faint presence of

the Milky Way as it wrapped itself across the near-endless

plane that was the sky She stood out on the balcony, staring

into the azure. Was there life out there? she wondered. The

universe is so huge, why not? Besides, with all the strange

things that happen in the world you'd think that there might

as well be aliens to make the group whole.

A streak of light suddenly pierced the night's sky and left a

dazzling trail of cosmic dust behind it. Jane gasped in awe.

A falling star.

The brightest she had seen! She quickly closed

her eyes and made a wish, knowing that a wish from a falling star

had excellent chances of coming to pass. But the wish had to be

strongly formed in one's mind, or else it would dissipate with all

the other bits of wishful thinking that took place in the night.

She tried to form an image, . She almost had it. She slowly

opened her eyes and visualized... Max. Standing at the

door and was looking at her with an air of mild curiosity.

'HEY Jane' he yelled! ' What the hell are you doing ?'

Jane nearly fell backwards. He was no vision!

That idiot was once again eavesdropping on her!

'I WAS making a wish, you jerk!' she blurted out, 'You've

just ruined it, though!'

'Making wishes ? Don't bother. No amount of wishing

will make you a better...