S: How the clouds got rain and lightning Loughran
FC: How the clouds got rain and lightning By Sara Loughran
1: Once upon a time, when all the land was one, God needed a helper to control the weather. He was very busy with other matters.
2: So He made Helena, and she lived in the clouds- literally.
3: She controlled all the weather- snow, sun, cloudy, foggy- you name it. The weather always went with how she felt. But she always felt there needed to be another kind of weather- the kind of weather that you feel when you are having a gloomy, sad, just completely off-day.
4: Now down on Earth, there lived a farm boy named Peter. He was diligent and hard- working, and never complained, even though he always felt something was missing.
5: Back in the clouds, Helena went down to Earth to look for inspiration for that kind of weather she just couldn't put her finger on. Peter was sowing the fields when Helena walked across the field, her golden hair glistening in the sunlight. He was immedietly taken with her and decided he would go speak to her.
6: Helena had not found her inspiration yet, but when she walked across the field, she spotted Peter. She di not know what love was, and when she saw him, she was overwhelmed by a feeling she could not recognize. Peter walked over and started talking to her. As they talked, Peter fell evn more in love with her and he confessed his love for her. She admitted she loved him too, and they went to live together.
7: They loved each other so much; they didn't notice the impending heat. Since Helena was not there, she could not lower the temperature. The sun stayed the same as it would be without weather- blazing hot (There wasn't an ozone layer yet). And Helena din't do anything about it. In fact, she din't even notice. people were dying of heat stroke.
8: God was very angry with Helena. He called her up to the heavens to talk to her. “Do you not realize that your love for this man has caused consequences for all that live on Earth?! Do you not realize that your selfish actions have caused people to die?” God roared with anger. “I am sorry, master. I have not realized what has been going on. I will return to you.” Helena replied.
9: When she told this to Peter, he was overcome with sadness. “But without you my life is awful!” Peter cried. “I am so sorry, but I have to go.” Helena replied sadly. She disappeared up to the clouds. Peter was so sad that he would not eat. He just sat in his room, thinking for his lost love. He died a few days later. When Helena returned to the clouds, all she could think of was Peter. She cried buckets, and her tears washed through the clouds and created a huge rainstorm. Then when she heard about Peter, she became angry with herself for leaving him, so her anger flashed across the sky, creating a lightning bolt. She had found the missing weather, but not in the way she had hoped.
10: She begged God to kill her, banish her from the clouds as a punishment for betraying her work. He agreed, because God knew that he could handle the weather. He also made the ozone layer so the sun wasn’t so hot.
11: Then finally the two lovers reunited, and the rain of Helena’s sadness goes off still today, in memory of her. The End