13 Aug

Somewhere between the printed page and my brain, they come alive. I no longer know them as just characters in a book but as actual living people. I become intertwined, embroiled and entangled within the intricacies of their lives. When I am away from them, after the book has been marked of it’s page, and closed – regardless of where it is housed, my nightstand; writing table; library; floor or chamber, they summon. I hear their voices. They do not like to sleep. And so, it is without fanfare, every night, without fail, that I (re)open a book, my eyes absorbed along the printed line, and they awake.

The world as I know it fades to black and is silenced. The curtain goes up, lights dim, and sounds hush. I disappear somewhere within the words. I become one of them. I become Bastian riding midair on Falcor’s back …… What?!

A spark of memory in your eye?

Then I was right. You hear them too.



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