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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

What if: Your superpower was being able to disappear into books?

Short Story/Creative Fiction Playground:

Buzzing. Humming. Vibrating. The incessant noise, whatever one called it, refused to be found.

“Where are you?!” Dirk yelled, alone in his house.

Papers lay strewn across the floor. Doors, cabinets, and drawers remained open all throughout the house. Yet, Dirk could not locate the sound anywhere.

With a hefty sigh of exasperation, he sat in his reading chair adjacent the bookshelf, hands between his legs, hunched over, staring at the mess he’d have to clean up now that his temper had cooled.

Buzz, “There it is again- “ he closed his eyes, and listened carefully for the sound to give away its location. Up. Right. Inches away? Feet?

Standing, hands on the shelf, he scanned, eyes sill closed, listening for the location. Faintly, he had the image of pages blowing against each other, the sound not unlike the time he left a strap out the window of the car and drove down the freeway.

Opening his eyes, Dirk found himself staring at a copy Car & Driver Magazine. Taking it from the shelf, the pages shocked his hands with static electricity. He flipped through and found an article about the time the author had driven his parents car up the coast of California.

Dirk took the magazine back to the chair and sat down. When he looked up from the article, he was no longer in the chair, but seated in a 1959 Ford Galaxie Sunliner[ 1959 Ford Galaxie Sunliner convertible - 1957 Ford - Wikipedia] with the top down.  The author of the article, though much younger, was in the driver’s seat…. 


Shalom: Live Long and Prosper!
Darrell Wolfe (DG Wolfe)
Storyteller | Writer | Thinker | Consultant @

Clifton StrengthsFinder: Intellection, Learner, Ideation, Achiever, Input
16Personalities (Myers-Briggs Type): INFJ


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