A Night Encounter
She sat on the porch looking up at the sky. She was engrossed in admiring the night sky. Suddenly, she noticed a change in the atmosphere and a distant light approaching her. Startled, she wondered what it was. As the light came closer, she could see an image. She was taken aback to see a flying carpet and a man seated on it.
“Oh! I’m dreaming. Someone, please wake me up,” she whispered.
“No, you’re not dreaming. It’s real,” the man said.
He stretched his hand to her. Still in shock, she gave her hand to him and he helped her on board. She staggered onto the carpet. He held her and gently helped her sit. As they flew off, a portal opened and they went through it. Jessica had never seen a beautiful place like that before. Everywhere glittered like diamonds in the sky. The rainbow stood above the town like a giant arch. The people looked cheerful and unperturbed. They flew past mountains, valleys and waterfalls.
“Wow! This is beautiful, ” she exclaimed.
He looked at her and nodded with a smile.
They passed through a dark place. She asked him why there was no light there. He told her that that was where the evil ones were banished and there was a huge invisible wall that separated them. They came to a garden. It was the most beautiful garden Jessica had ever seen.
“Wow! This is pristine beauty, a wonder of the world,” she exclaimed with eyes wide open.
The carpet flew down and he reached for the peony, took some in his hands and handed them over to her.
“Oh! These are beautiful. Thank you,” she enthused.
“They are a symbol of good luck and prosperity,” he said smiling.
They flew away and through a portal back to her home. He held her hand and helped her down.
“What’s your name?” she asked.
“I’m Youseff,” he answered.
“Am I going to see you again?” she asked.
“Yes, when the stars ask me to,” he replied.
The carpet flew away and out of sight.