Crops failed, the air grew still and people panicked.
“Why is everyone so upset?” a little girl asked her mother.
“The sun has gone out,” she said.
The girl went outside, lay down in the grass and looked up. She remembered the sun and how warm it felt on her face. Then she glimpsed it behind the clouds.
“I knew you were there,” she whispered with a smile.
The sky cleared, and the sun shone down and warmed the Earth.