DFF: Friendly Book Hugs

So, yeah… I know. I say this every time… but I really love today’s piece!  It is another from the library world I think. I am looking at creating some more for this world… because they are just so fun.

Today’s Prompt:  “Lets find a possessed book”  “Ummm, why is it hugging me like that? This was just supposed to be a friendly hug.”

Today’s Story:

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Friendly Book Hugs

“Are you sure we should go in there? It is not natural… Books shouldn’t give off a strange lime green glow… they look like radioactive jello!”

“What? Are you afraid Billy? Come on. Let’s go find us a possessed book.” She said… laughing at the fear in my eyes.

Shaking my head, I follow slowly behind her, staying as close as I can while carefully watching around me. The light hum in the air felt like nails continually running down a chalkboard. All the hair on my body was standing at end, a case of static particles pulling at me. How could she be so carefree, as you please running through a room like this?

“Seriously Bree… there is something wrong with you.” I mumble quietly. Her laughter floats back to me.

“Don’t be silly. This library is my birthright. I have been waiting for those doors to open since I was four years old.” She turns in a pirouette. Her eyes glowing with an inner fire that tears the breath from me.

Under my breath I pout, “Doesn’t mean that you should be dragging me along for the ride.”

“You know… I still can hear you” she says with a laugh. “Here… this should make you feel better.” She pulls a book from the shelf to her left, and tosses it to me. I catch it, instincts pulling it from the air.

“Ahhhh! What is it doing… Ummm…. why is it hugging me like that?” I stand there, frozen.

Her laughter trills out, dancing in the motes of the air around her. “It is just supposed to be a friendly hug”

I really enjoyed this piece! I hope you do as well! The prompt, was another of the ones I have developed. I am looking at making some more!  And please… what story does the prompt share with you?  Share in the comments. And, as always, if you like what you find here, you can obtain published copy’s of some of my writing in these anthology’s MN Emerging Writers and the National Edition!


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