Friday, June 19, 2009

Flash Fiction: Reading Light

He waited; day's light faded to dull metallic.

On his lap electric blue glimmered along the edges of the book’s cover.

Opening, light flowed from pages where men and women, tiny figures, danced.

Music tinkled, glasses clinked. Pages turned. Night passed. Dawn edged the horizon with gold.

He stepped between the covers.

The book closed.

For more flash fiction stories, go Mr. Know-It-All's blog for links to this Friday's submissions.


anthonynorth said...

Oh, I loved that one. How we often get with a really good book. Consumed.

clean and crazy said...

up all night consumed by a book, how many mornings i dreaded hearing those birds singing because i knew i was up all night!! still love a good book though, nice 55

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Love to curl up with a great read.


Here's my Flash-55:


g-man said...

You do tell a story Granny...

Thanks for this excellent 55..

Your link worked just fine today..:P

Fandango said...

You can find us in books. We love books. A great 55

Ours is posted

Alice Audrey said...

This one gave me shivers.

Mimi said...

I got it! A wonderful twist, and I agree with Alice Audrey--it gave me shivers but in a surprised "awesome" way, not creepy.

I'm not sure I know how to do a Link. I thought I did but looking at my comment on G-Man's site, it doesn't look right.

Care to pass on a lesson?

Also, I blatantly copied your text box about Copyright and put it on my site--you said it so well. If you mind, I will re-phrase it. Just let me know.

Susan at Stony River said...

Oh I hope that's the way I go when I die...just fade away into a great story LOL. I *loved* this one; you're making me look forward to Fridays even more!

Granny Sue said...

Thank you all! I've been away telling stories all day to little ones. I'm tired, but reading your comments has perked me right up! I too look forward to Fridays and what people will write.

Mimi, how funny that you "copied" my copyright notice! You gave me a laugh and you know it's perfectly fine. I don't expect the notice to really stop anyone, but it's said and that's all I can do.


Pure Inkheart. Loved it.

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