by shiori_makiba / Ashley Weyer
Inspired by one of capriuni's prompts on the Creative Jam.
Books are amazing.
Between the covers of a book, lie many a splendid thing.
The words dance off the page and into your imagination.
One flight of fantasy, now boarding.
Within a book, you can take a journey.
It might take you to places near.
Perhaps the town you grow up, dusted with the memories of childhood.
Or the place you live now, its streets familiar yet different under the author's pen.
You might venture farther.
Making your way to a city on the other side of the country, or the planet, or the universe.
Or perhaps you might slip through the looking glass or down the rabbit-hole to another world entirely.
Within a book, you encounter new creatures.
Some are as familiar as your own furry companions.
Others are more wild but familiar citizens of your own woods, fields, mountains, and seas.
But you might also those that seem to inhabit only the world of dreams.
The fantastic beasts, scary monsters, and those who are neither or both.
With a book, you met new people.
Strangers who become dear friends and stalwart companions.
At times, you experience their joy and share in their triumphant.
Laughing and smiling with the rest of the party.
At other times, you experience their sorrow and share in their misery.
Crying tears and praying they make it through.
You can have all that and more.
Just by opening a book.
Amazing, isn't it?