Late one night the boys woke from the same dreadfully bad dream.
They scrambled to their feet all at once.
The moon seemed unusually large.
The stars shone uncomfortably bright.
The sky felt dangerously close.
Half the boys pressed down against the earth.
Half the boys held up the sky.
Bob Thurber is the author of six books. Regarded as a master of Flash and Micro Fiction, his work has appeared in Esquire and other magazines, been anthologized 60 times, received a long list of awards, and been utilized in schools and colleges throughout the world. He resides in Massachusetts. Visit his website at BobThurber.net.