The Silk Tree by Rosie

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Once long ago, where the sun sheds thick light onto a deep and mysterious sand layer, the silk tree was preserved by a force of bright beautiful starlight shining down from the heavens unto this bright, soft tree. From this tree grew leaves of silk with thinly spun gold for stems that glided off the tree in beautiful low waves.

One fine evening over a thousand years ago, the light from all the stars bent together and created new starlight, but not as expected…

The starlight bent onto the silk tree and the silk trees branches reached far into the gleaming night sky. All of the leaves came together and suddenly formed a beautiful rainbow-tinted rug that showed its colors sharply in the light of the stars. Suddenly the carpet flew into the night sky and danced in the starlight, showing off its bright colors.

When the Sultan heard of the starlight carpet that was said to have glided up into the sky and danced with the starlight, he became greedy and he wanted the starlight carpet more than anything. The Sultan also wanted to dance in the starlight and glide through the heavens as the beautiful carpet had.

The greedy Sultan sent out guards to find the carpet and summoned some of the greatest magicians and wizards of the time to come and try to make a carpet with the rainbow carpet’s identical power. The magicians and wizards could not replicate the carpet as the Sultan wanted, and the guards couldn’t find the carpet anywhere, even after searching without rest and without food for days.

Little did the Sultan and the guards know, the starlight that shone down from the night sky had predicted this would happen, and had told the rainbow carpet to fly far off into the distance without leaving a trace. The starlight led the carpet to safety where the Sultan and his guards could never enter…for only a diamond in the rough could travel to The Cave of Wonders.

The End.

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4 thoughts on “The Silk Tree by Rosie

  1. Rose, are you sure you’re only 11?! When I read this magnificently creative take on the origin of the magic carpet, one thing came to mind: “Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.” Proverbs 22:29 In other words, my darling; you are destined for GREATNESS!!! Keep up the awesome work! All my love, your VERY proud Gramma!

  2. Rosie, I LOVE your stories! You are so creative and imaginative. What a beautiful tapestry you created with your words, and a great message, too. Love you.

  3. Rosie, I’m so glad you and Gramma reminded me of this story. It reminds me that something doesn’t have to be long to be entrancing. I admire your work greatly! Love, Gam

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