Monday, February 22, 2010

The Moment of Truth

Translated with secret Alien technology.

Alien here.

Just like on Earth, beings on my planet of Hicbar vary in appearance. Take my cousin for example. Notice how his head is slightly pointy. It is an odd shape, not smooth and round like mine. It almost appears as if he is wearing a built in smurf hat. Hmmm. Now that I think about it, maybe Earth’s beings vary more than on my planet. But I digress. You wanted to know more about Hicbar and I will tell you. Here is a picture.

Notice the number of moons. This may be of interest. Did you know that on Hicbar, solar eclipses happen several times a year and sometimes more? On Earth you may have no more than two “total” solar eclipses a year, but not so on my planet. Each moon passes before our sun causing a period of darkness. We call this time The Moment of Truth. Why? It is an old story and a slightly romantic one so perhaps you may like it.

Years before my time, there was a sentinel being named Geseppe. He was in love with a female named Talula. Sadly, much like your Romeo and Juliet, their great houses did not approve of the match. The first eclipse of the year is the coldest time on my planet. So for two young lovers to run away at this moment was perhaps ill fated from the start. But it is said that Geseppe stole into her bedroom, during this dark hour, and whispered, “Now or never. Tis the moment of truth.”

Talula kissed him tenderly, and though she must have been frightened, for she was but a youth said, “Now and forever. Tis the moment of truth.”

And so they stole into the night, hand in hand. But they were caught soon after by their family-units and separated. That was until the next eclipse, still cold enough to form galactic ice, when Geseppe crept into her room, embraced her in warm green arms, and whispered the same words. “Now or never. Tis the moment of truth.”

And Talula kissed him as she held him close. “Now and forever. Tis the moment of truth.”

They made it further that time, all the way to the Ianian Peeks, but they were found once more and roughly hauled home. The families had fought for years but now tensions raged. Our Chieftain, whose head is square, was at a loss what to do. Each night there were repercussions, fires, murder, and destruction. Talula’s house claimed that Geseppe had scientifically altered Talula’s brain chemistry and Geseppe’s house blamed Talula for injecting him with an intoxication serum. The rumors spread, grew worse and worse, and alone in their rooms, the lovers pined for one another.

On the third eclipse of the year, they were heavily guarded and could not meet. But the next day word spread that two other couples had run away. The fourth eclipse came and still the lovers could not re-unite. It was learned that three young couples had run away, more for the fifth and the sixth. There was an uproar. The rest of the colony blamed the feuding houses; the young couple was accused of starting an evil trend.

And so it was by the seventh eclipse that the couple was sentenced to death, for on Hicbar, these things are judged harshly. The story goes that right before they were executed, when both families lay weeping and pleading the Chieftain to take back his decision, the couple grabbed hands and tenderly whispered, “ Now and forever.”

And the Chieftain said, “Tis the moment of truth.”

I had forgotten that story. Perhaps it is not romantic after all. What do you think?


Naqvee said...

hey hey.. this is such a lively blog! and this color and i would love to know you my dear new friend! will take a few days to read what you love to write! romance is something that's keeping me alive!
love ♥ Naqvee

♥ Sallie said...

Thank you!

Sketching with Dogs said...

That is a very interesting story, you are very lucky that little blue alien told you all about it.
Like the photo with the moons of Hicbar.
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

♥ Sallie said...


That's Freddy. He's new. :) Alien says he is trying to take over the world but I don't know. He looks harmless to me.

Remington said...

Hi my name is Remington! I hope we can be friends. Thanks for stopping by to see my blog. I love your blog!

McGillicutty said...

Hi Sallie, very interesting story. Me thinks it is a great post! Thanks for stopping by and encouaging me mom. Me fur mom (muffur) and I are getting better aqainted. Stay's a wild Irish ride!

Irish Love,

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That is pretty sad.. Just because of a pointy head?

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

♥ Sallie said...

LOL! Thanks everyone! McGillicutty your fur mom is great!

Yay for a new friend!

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

All the very best epics have a tragic end so you know I like it. A lot. Oh and I love what you've done with your blog.
Warm regards,

kissa-bull said...

hey freddie
we's going to take ober the woild too
wanna join the PTO??

Donna Coe-Velleman said...

Real nice, but kind of sad story. It's amazing how universal the bonds of love are.

♥ Sallie said...

LOL! Yay for the PTO!

Thanks Simone and Donna. Keep writing such great romance!

onceuponasunflower said...

It's a good twist at the end. Kinda reminds me of the movie "Camilla." You might like it.

OH! And I'm finally going to post a picture of my puppy on my blog so you can see him lol. Sorry it took so long.

Josie said...

Very Sad...but nicely written!
Much Love,


Very interesting story and thanks for coming by to see us. We look forward to being friends.

Riley and Star.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I don't want "now and forever” to end.
I do not want the story to end.
Start it again!
It must not end sad. Do something! Go there and save them- don't let them die!
Please help them,
"What can a Tweedles to do" to help?

Suka said...

hey Sallie,

Thanks for sniffing your way to my blog and leaving a nice comment. I love meeting new doggie friends! You have a very nice blog.

Your pal Hicbar seems pretty very cool, even with a pointy head. That was a sad story he told you. Being an Alpha Male dog, I don't get into romance, but my human said that yes, the story had a nice romantic touch to it.


Rambo said...

that blue alien has big eyes, but he told a good story.
thanks for stopping by my bloggie.
Rambo the chi

Martine said...

Hi Sallie!!

You have been officially added to the Pup Scouts of America!!


xo martine & the kiddlets

♥ Sallie said...


That story is sad. Bad Alien. Next time he'd better tell a nice one. :)

McGillicutty said...

Hi Sallie!

Thanks for stopping by and checking on us! My muffur and I are doing great! And, she is doing well with her, ahem, diet and exercise program. One problem. She wants to be the boss lady. Arrrghh...

Irish Love,

♥ Sallie said...

That is Irish women for you. My mom is part Irish. ) Her grandfather's side.)

Irish women are as tough as potatoes. Make no mistake about it. :) Ah, but they are awesome. Ever been to Cork?

Juz said...

Greetings from Cape Town,
What a lovely blog. I loved the story.
Perhaps your Aliens and come and check out mine on Planet Capri.

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