What Lies BeyondOnce upon a time there was a little boy who lived all alone.What Lies Beyond by AnalexBeetleBum
No one in his village knew why, for one day the boy had simply appeared, wandering aimlessly. When anyone asked him where he had come from or what had happened to his family he could not tell them, because, he said, he could not remember.
So the villagers let the little boy stay in their village, and they gave him an empty little hut on the edge of town to stay in, and the boy did odd jobs for the fishermen for food or a little coin. So the boy made a meager living, but he did not need much.
The boy did not play with the other children of the village, and the other children of the village did not play with the boy, because they thought the boy was strange. At night the boy would lie on the shore by himself and look up at the sky, and he would talk for hours and hours just as if someone were there with him even though no one was. And so the village children avoided the strange boy, and spoke in whispers whenever he walked past