Why the Sky Is So High

Long ago, the sky was very low. It was so low that people could touch it if they raised their hands. At the horizon, where the sky nearly touched the earth, was a village. Here lived an old woman all by herself. All day long she was busy with her household chores. Cleaning her utensils, scrubbing the floor, and dusting her courtyard.

One day, she saw that her courtyard was very dirty. So she picked up her broomstick to clean it. She swept the ground so fast and so hard that it raised a storm of dust. In a minute, her house and the entire village became covered with dust and when it reached the sky, it started coughing. The poor sky nearly choked as the woman continued sweeping the ground. Suddenly the sky ‘Sneezed. It was such a thunderous sneeze that the whole village shook! People ran helter-skelter, scared that the sky might fall. But the old woman kept sweeping oblivious of what was happening.

After a while, it became so unbearable for the sky that he started crying helplessly. Huge teardrops fell on the earth. It made the courtyard muddy. Now this was too much for the woman to bear. She raised her broomstick and whacked the sky, “Get lost you wet blanket!” she yelled. The sky was so scared that he moved higher and higher and swore never to come down again.

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28 Responses to “Why the Sky Is So High”

  1. ang ikle

  2. walang kwenta

  3. ikle btin

  4. Mellenia Pomarin on July 27th, 2012 at 8:38 am


  5. long ago is so small.

  6. long ago is so small.

  7. Mar Jan Rosario on July 29th, 2012 at 11:06 am

    ok nc pwede pang journal bitin syempre kaya maikli short story nga eh.

  8. Anjirus Sabado on July 30th, 2012 at 10:47 am

    pati score ko short.

  9. Joshkiez Hipolito on August 1st, 2012 at 5:35 am

    ano akya yun.

  10. Joshkiez Hipolito on August 1st, 2012 at 5:35 am

    pangit ni mellenia.

  11. Mark Dave Paghasian on September 13th, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Anuh bah yan

  12. kaliyah michele on March 21st, 2013 at 3:06 am

    love it .im only 10 years old

  13. kaliyah michele on March 21st, 2013 at 3:09 am

    omg im so in love with this story

  14. nice very nice

  15. Brigide Ndetei on June 11th, 2014 at 7:32 am

    great story

  16. LYKA MAE SUBRIO on July 7th, 2014 at 11:14 am


  17. Ivy July Apat on July 21st, 2014 at 11:39 am

    nice story

  18. Lloyd Aldiano on July 21st, 2014 at 11:46 am

    btaw mhine no nice story

  19. Mark Austin Agustin on July 24th, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Also beautiful story

  20. ang ganda ng kwento super ilike it!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. What kind of version is this ?

  22. also beautiful

  23. ehehhe

  24. nice story maybe that is my answer in my qustion

  25. nice story 🙂

  26. 🙂 it kan help in assignment

  27. this is the story my teacher told hehe….edi wow

  28. amazinggg…

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