Reading in the Rain

October 26, 2011

Splat. Patter. Patter. Crack.

What a dreary evening. The girl sighed deeply and pushed her homework away. She was finished. Normally she would be joyful at this moment-- the first moment of true freedom. 

But it was too cold, too wet. Too dark.

As the room was lit with a fleeting, harsh white light, the girl ran her fingertips over the spines of old books. Perhaps the magic would awaken tonight.

She closed her eyes and breathed. Soon her fingers were dancing, spinning pirouettes over gold lettering and leaping over crackling paper. A quiet, contented laugh bellowed from her lips.

Dancing, laughing, pausing... Faded pages turning... The magic beginning...

The smell of old binding-glue became overwhelming.

Words grew into mountains before slowly warping into beautiful pictures. The pictures hestitated, then burst into dimensions. The girl's eyes wrinkled and sparkled as she gazed on the forest-gilded mountains.

It was raining in the book, too, but the ferocious word-rain could never depress her. There was magic in it.

She heard her name. She turned around. She started a story.

And she brought the magic of wonder back to the rain that cast dancing shadows on her homework.


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  1. That is so pretty! If you take a picture of it in front of a window spattered with rain, that might be really neat... Post if you do!

  2. That's really cute! Being from Seattle, I love rain and your cute little rain girl is darling. Good writing too!

  3. I love this! So pretty...and then the photographs are works of art as well!
    I'd love for you to link up to my very first Fresh Friday Link Party:

  4. What in inspiration...Ohh the things you could do with this. I love it. Thanks for sharing.


  5. This idea is so charming, and you carried it out wonderfully! I so enjoyed your writing... you are very gifted :-)


  6. That is facinating. A 'novel' idea. I love it. Kate x

  7. aaawww.. precious!! Its so cute!

  8. Great idea! What a great display to showcase a book. Makes me smile too :-) Stopping by from Skip to my Lou.

  9. I love this! Especially the shot of it in front of the bookcase--that photo framed would be a lovely piece of art.



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