Have i ever told you the story of dream-sand? Well it was a long long time ago, long before mankind existed, , in place that exists only in vivid imaginations...It was a magical place, with pale green fields and sparkling fairies everywhere, dancing gnomes and chocolate milk streams, candy flowers and berry picking dragons. A place where all legends were true, and all creatures lived in peace and harmony, a place where werewolves an sheep worked together to build a biscuit castle for their young, a marvelous place with unicorns that played cards with chess pieces under a smiling sky.
It was in this place the moon, the sun and the stars decided to create the dream-sand, a type of sand that can give every little creature the ability to dream and when the dream is over it should come true. Everyone loved the idea, even thought no one knew or understand the concept of dreaming, except for a sneaky little fairy that wanted absolute power over the other creatures, so the fairy decided to steal all the dream-sand and use it to turn the others into slaves, and that is what she did.
After the magical dream sand was made out of stardust, moonlight and sunshine, everyone got a little bit to try it out and see if it works and if they like dreaming. Indeed it worked, and everyone was so pleased they wanted to dream some more... they loved using only their ideas and imagination to create new and beautiful things. It was a thrill to see a dragon dreaming of a machine that projected imagines of creatures that could be controlled by a board with buttons on it, and all day the dragon played with his characters and made worlds for them, thought of plots and plans and gave them items to battle with or to travel with.
And the fairies dreamed of paints that were placed on canvases to create imagines, and those imagines looked lovely on the biscuit castle's walls.
The gnomes dreamed of tools that they can use to create gardens filled with plants of all shapes, sizes and colors, while the werewolves and sheep thought of other werewolves and sheep so they would always have the company of their own kind.
It was better then before, and everyone was even happier, until the selfish fairy stole the dream-sand and promised not to give it back until everyone becomes a slave and does what ever the fairy tells them too.
The other creatures felt sad without the dream-sand but they would never give up their freedom, so they all refused. The fairy was furious!
"-If they won't become my slaves willingly, i will make them!" the fairy thought. "-But how? How can i make them my slaves?"and then she got the horrid idea to dream of the other creatures as slaves and jumped right into the dream-sand.
It was too much dream-sand for such a little creature, so the fairy lost the magic it had inside and became human, just like the other fairies . The other creatures were affected by the explosion as well, some became only myths that you hear from the other humans, some you can see in paintings or in gardens, and others, like the sheep and werewolves, became simple animals that are always together, but somehow, always lonely....
The sun, the moon and the stars were so upset, they never wanted the dream-sand to be used like this, they only wanted to bring joy in the hearts of others...that is when they all decided to never create anything like it before, so they each went their own ways...
What was left of the dream-sand was put in little diamond bottles that were given to a few angels to guard and protect from other selfish creatures...we call those angels "Sandmen"
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