Writing prompt: BOOKS
Ron hated books. But his mother said they would do him good, and since he did not hate his mother, he took his books for walks. In the park, the books would jump at each other, snarl and snap at Ron’s heels.
Once, one of the books had managed to get him, and Ron suddenly found himself in another park altogether, with a crazy girl called Alice who kept growing smaller and bigger, giving him a dizzy spell. Then she wanted to pull him down a rabbit hole. Ron had struggled, and back in his own park, he had never wanted to touch books again.
Another time it was a gripey old man who wanted to catch a large white whale called Dick, which was not as bad as when he met a Don who spent more time falling off an old mare called Rocinante than riding her. Ron did not want any part of that.
After a childhood spent running from books that snapped and barked but never quite caught him, Ron found the book A Boy and His Dog on his mother’s favorite park bench, when he was eighteen years old. His mother was long dead by then. Curious, he began to read.
But that is another story.
I still need prompts for the rest of the alphabet, so keep them coming! I’m tweeting A to Z posts at #atozchallenge: mine, and the others’ I like!
Thanks and shout-outs to organisers Arlee Bird (Tossing It Out) , Jeffrey Beesler’s (World of the Scribe), Alex J. Cavanaugh (Alex J. Cavanaugh) , Jen Daiker ( Unedited), Candace Ganger (The Misadventures in Candyland) , Karen J Gowen (Coming Down the Mountain) , Talli Roland , Stephen Tremp (Breakthrough Blogs )