Tap into knowledge with books and reading

Tap into knowledge with books and reading

This week at the Carrot Ranch, Charli Mills challenged writers to In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes tapping. You can play with the sound, make it an action, or create something unexpected. Tap a story and go where the prompt leads!

As it usually does, the prompt led me to children and education, especially the empowerment that comes from being able to read. Reading is the key that unlocks the wonders of the world.

While not a continuation of previous stories, it does include some of the characters. I hope you like it.

The Key

Tap-tap-tap, tap-tap-tap.

Peter removed his headphones.

Silence.

He returned to his game. ZING! KAPOW! BOOM!

Tap-tap-tap, tap-tap-tap.

There it was again. Incessant.

What was It? Where was it?

He placed his tablet and headphones on the couch and crept towards the sound — the bookcase!

Tap-tap-tap, tap-tap-tap.

With every step, the tapping intensified. The dusty glass obscured the interior, but the key was in the lock. Should he, or shouldn’t he?

He did!

Into his lap tumbled a rainbow cat, a girl in a hood, a herd of dinosaurs, an Egyptian Pharaoh and all the wonders of the world. Magic!

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38 thoughts on “Tap into knowledge with books and reading

  1. Hugh W. Roberts

    What great fun. It just goes to show that there are hundreds of new worlds, stories and lots of entertainment waiting for us on the shelves of bookcases. And we mustn’t forget all those audiobooks and podcasts for those of us who prefer to close our eyes, listen, and be taken to another place. The magic is everywhere.

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    1. Norah Post author

      I’m pleased the story brightened your day, Dayne. I’m sorry your library has closed. No doubt ours will too. Book stores have started delivery (on bicycle) to people in their local area. What a great idea. Libraries could do the same. Mobile carts. 🙂

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