Microfiction: Leave Astrology out of it

February 5, 2018

Leave Astrology out of it

by Maria Riegger

“Read this book,” I told my sister, shoving the tome in front of her face.

“I’m not gonna read that,” she answered, wrinkling her nose.

I sighed. “I knew you’d say that. You Aquarians are so detached. You’d think revolutionaries would be more open-minded, but they’re so intellectually detached they can’t accept things they don’t understand.”

It was my sister’s turn to sigh. “Can we please be normal for once?”

I laughed. “Do you realize who you’re talking to?”

“Leave astrology out of it.” She shook her head.

I had ten years on my sister, but somehow she always managed to make me feel like a young child.

She shrugged. “I’m sorry, but I don’t see how the position of the planets in the solar system at the time of your birth has anything to do with your personality.”

“Look, you believe in God, right, or in some higher power?”

“Yes, of course.”

“And you’ve never seen Him, right? I mean, you don’t really have any proof that he exists.”

She considered. “I mean, kind of, but it’s all circumstantial evidence.”

“Right.” I waved the book in front of her.

“Fine, I’ll read it, just leave me alone.”

“Not very Aquarian to say, but OK.”

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