Monday, 6 August 2012

Blogflash: Day Six: Reading

Photograph by Lisa Shambrook (Please do not use without permission)
Rowan grinned and curled up tight in her favourite chair as written words infiltrated her mind. She grasped the book in one hand and gently stroked the corners of the remaining pages in unconscious repetition. She was lost, lost in a world of elves and orcs and dragons, and love and fear and valour.
How Rowan wished she was there, swinging a sword and fluttering wings on her back, throwing herself into the adventure and feeling her spirit soar with just a pinch of fairy dust. And as she embraced herself in her blanket of words…in a way, she was!

(100 Words)


  1. Lovely post. I've always enjoyed the journey taken through reading.

  2. Oh, this is wonderful! I love being snuggled up in a blanket and lost in the words!!! xo

  3. This is beautiful! Love, love it!!! That last sentence is just so meaningful.

  4. Yes, she really was! Nice post!!
    - andrea

  5. a blanket of words, ok that is just gorgeous!

    WOOT another incredible edition!

  6. Absolutely LOVE this, Lisa. It's the pinnacle of reading when you're so immersed in a book that you wish you were one of the characters. It's also a testament to the writer if their words can inspire you that way!
    Great post!


  7. Beautiful way to capture the childish mystery and longing of a book! Loved your descriptions and love the girl's name.

    So delightful!

  8. A wonderful post! I love the journey through a great book - it's such an adventure!

  9. such a warming post, and a familiar habit of toying with endless pages, love the image

    1. I'm glad you got the 'page flicking habit' here, I do it all the time!