Thanks as always to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers on her blog - https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/ - and to Emmy L Gant who took the photograph which prompted our stories.
MUSIC OF THE SPHERES
Her singing surpassed the music of the spheres and he heard the call from the far side of the sun. Flying at the speed of light, they met in the stardust of Saturn’s rings, then danced their mating ballet between the circling planets, her veils wafting inimitable colours over the night sky.
They came together in a burst of meteoric brilliance and sank in perfect synchrony to Earth, where she laid their egg. It hatched beneath the rarefied light of a blue moon and they bore it skywards.
The morning sun revealed only the skeletal remains of a shell.