One day in a land called Loliville the big blue sky shined so bright that the sun could not be seen in the midst of it. A boy named Jack and a girl named Lydia wanted to see what had happened to light the sky so brightly. Late that night Jack and Lydia sneaked out of the town to investigate. Loliville was a very safe town, but outside the town there was danger. Jack and Lydia knew they were not allowed to leave. When they approached the outside of the town they saw a big bright light shining from a place in the ground. But just as they were running toward it they got caught. A guard asked the children why they were heading out. The children said, “We are heading out because we were wondering what that big light was today.” The guard said back, “Don’t worry about it; it’s nothing. Today was just a beautiful day.” The children said, “Don’t you want to know what the beautiful light was, though?” The guard said, “It’s OK. Just go back to your parents.” The children went back into the town but not to their parents. They waited until the guard was gone. When the guard left, Jack and Lydia sneaked out of town again. Again they saw the big bright light and continued to follow it to the corner of the high wall around the town. At the edge of the wall the children found out what the big bright light was. It was a meteor in the ground shining so bright. When it was heading down from space, it made the sky brighter than the sun. All of a sudden the kids heard footsteps. It was the guard coming toward them. The guard discovered the meteor but he didn’t see the children because they were hiding. The guard ran inside the city gates and he locked them. Jack and Lydia were locked outside.
The guard told everyone inside the town that there was a meteor right outside the gates. He told them that the meteors were getting closer and closer, and everyone was scared that one would hit Loliville. The mayor called everyone to a meeting. Meanwhile, Jack and Lydia were screaming for help at the gate, but no one heard them because they were at the mayor’s meeting in the middle of the town.
The mayor said, “I know this has been a very protected life we have all been living. But you all know there has been danger outside the gates. There is a magnetic field on the other side of this great wall…far to the west. The magnetic field brings meteors to the ground. That’s why we built this town to the east and built a wall around it. But now the meteors are coming here. We don’t know what is happening.”
Everyone started praying to God. They prayed “God, please make the meteors stop coming!”
Jack and Lydia were still outside and very scared. Jack ran to find another way in but he tripped and stumbled to the ground. He looked down and saw stones shaped in an arrow on the ground. Next to the arrow he saw another line covered with sand. He brushed away the sand and saw more and more arrows pointing over the mountain. Jack called Lydia. Lydia ran to Jack.
Lydia said, “What’s wrong?”
“There’s a ton of arrows!” Jack said. Then Jack tripped again.
Lydia said, “Are you OK?” Then she noticed something pulling Jack to the ground. “The magnetic field is growing!” Lydia said. “It is pulling your belt to the ground!”
Then Jack said, “Hey, you’re right! Let’s go tell the others!”
They ran back to the town just when the guard opened up the gate. They told everyone about the arrows and the growing magnetic field and everyone ran out to see. They saw the arrows and hiked up and over the mountain following the arrows. Then they saw a beautiful stream and a beautiful, big village. This village was a safe place because the stream was stopping the magnetic field.
The mayor said, “Let’s go back and get the rest of our stuff, because we are going to move here. The stream will protect us from all the meteors because the magnetic field isn’t going to go over the stream.”
Everyone said, “Yes! It sounds like a good idea!”
So they went back to get their stuff, and they hiked back up and down the mountain. They settled in their new village and lived happily ever after!