Sofie’s note read, “Go to Aisle M!”
Henri found the aisle where a brilliant red book stood out. It hummed as he pulled it from the shelf. Slowly, he opened the cover and flinched backward as the shelves dissolved. He found himself standing in the middle of a forest.
“You made it,” Sofie said, breathlessly.
Years passed in contented happiness until Henri startled awake with a yelp.
“Shh, keep quiet,” the librarian said, balancing a stack of books in her arms.
Was it just a dream?
Henri placed the book back on the shelf. He thought he heard it hum.
This story is my contribution to “Friday Fictioneers,” a weekly challenge hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff Fields. With the help of a photo prompt to inspire, we’re to write a 100-word story. The photo this week was taken by Penny Gadd.
If you would like to join in with this encouraging group of writers or read their stories from this week, visit HERE.