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Summer is great. Fun and games all day. The hot sun feels good when you’re swimming in the pool. Have you ever wondered what it’s made of? And at night the moon hangs like a giant light bulb in the sky. Have you ever thought about what it’s like up there? Let’s find out!
Shimshy Shemesh let out a great yawn as he slowly glided down behind some tall oak trees. Even though I’m setting, I still manage to keep the world warm and bright, he thought proudly, brushing strokes of golds, pinks, and purples across the blue sky. Why, the world wouldn’t be able to survive without me! If I move too close, the earth would burn from my heat. If I move too far, everyone would freeze. But from my perfect place, I help everything grow and keep the temperature just right.
The sweltering heat clutched my sweaty body in its tight embrace. I twisted and turned, wishing to escape this unbearable heat … wishing sleep would take over. Instead, the mosquito bites took over. In the midst of the summer heat wave, I was besieged by an array of red, blown up circles, the gift of hungry parasites.