Kingdoms of Heaven - Short Story - Science Fiction
Written by: Muhammad Jamal Al-Theiab
It is said that class inequality increased in those years
This forced the wealthy classes to build their cities on islands floating in the sky, making it difficult for the rest of the Earth's inhabitants to reach them
No one has reached them for 500 years
Sam was a resident of the village of Hazel
He reached the age of 7 years and he spends daily long times contemplating the beauty of these islands floating in the clouds
Every day he dreamed of reaching her
Write stories about what he can find there - who will meet - how he will act, what he will see ... etc.
It tracks all those papers sent by the inhabitants of the sky
They used to send tons of papers, devouring them with passion, unlike the rest of the population who only care about other things that the inhabitants of the sky send such as food and metal tools that are difficult for them to manufacture.
One day, he saw one of the tourist delegations visiting from these floating cities
He ran to them and spoke to one of them asking also to visit these charming cities
As was requested from all previous delegations
And like all previous delegations, his request was kindly and with a smile, although he tried hard to explain to them how much he wanted to reach these cities and certain places, such as a ship of money, a bright spear and an Izaro meadow ...
The head of the delegation admired, as every time, this little boy, but also as a whole she refused her request with a nice smile
Basically the decision is not in her hands
But this time around the delegation was a new tourist who had a great position in the cities of heaven and told the child that he could visit the cities of heaven after a month if he brought his parents to confirm their approval
All the delegates were surprised, as this has been a taboo for hundreds of years
But Sam flew joy to his parents, who did not believe a child with wide imagination before confirming everyone who was accompanied by the tourist delegation.
A month later the ship is usually from the faraway floating city
To find Sam waiting with her parents, he is alone in embers, but not alone
But there are dozens of villages and places and cities nearby
This is rare thing all of them came to see him off
Bassam and his dream ship sailed and landed soon after in the charming city of Ella
Beauty was like magic ... Sam used every moment ... Enjoying his eyes every inch while Sheila, the tour guide, started accompanying him in parts of the city
Streets paved with blue stones and white sidewalks shops with beautiful and upscale facades and roads filled with people dressed in elegant clothes
The beautiful houses were not surrounded by guards as he expected ... he could touch the white stones with his hands
They did not use horses to move around, but it was these plane boats that he saw pictures of in pages that were transporting people
The restaurants were clean eating delicious food although it did not contain meat !!
He returned in the evening, longing for his simple bed, but what happened the next day was different
He became more eager to reach these islands ... he heard that they had started receiving distinguished people
The smart - the strong - the rich ...
The work ... reading ... made a lot of effort .... but that was not enough
The years passed, and the inhabitants of the cities of heaven reached the techniques he was dreaming of reaching, but he remained in his place
He finally stopped and his longing lost after more than 25 years of trying
Other years passed before the arrival of a major event ... I entered his village within the lands of the new year and the floating island landed and anyone can visit the city with ease and vice versa
But he did not continue his work and his simple life until after years he was forced to move to that city because of his appointment there from the company he works for
Not much has changed, despite the passage of thirty years, but itself has changed, so those stones are no longer fascinated, from near or far .... They are now considered stones only.
Received the office ... Impressed the arrangement of the former employee to tell him a roommate that he moved to "new planets"
Moving there was the dream of every employee ... industrial planetary groups whose systems manage advanced robots and all the walls and lands of cities of those planets made up of screens
In the evening, he lay in the big hall ... remembering the words of his colleague in the office ... carrying a cup of coffee ... opening the glass door to the courtyard looking at the stars ...
He sighed, saying: Some people estimated to live on the stars, and some estimated death on Earth
He returned to his warm room and continued his life. ...
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