🧚 It’s Day 12 of the #FairyTaleMe22 writing challenge on Instagram! Yesterday, the D2D crew picked symbols to represent themselves in their fairy tale. Today the prompt asks: If you could choose one book as a guide for your journey, what would it be?
Lucie traded the phone for the clipboard.
“Next prompt. If you could choose one book as a guide for your journey, what would it be?” She shook her head. “Um, no. This one is impossible to answer.”
“You know I beta read ‘Crossing the Witchline,’ right?” Tara asked.
“I didn’t,” Lucie answered. “Why bring that up?”
Tara raised an eyebrow. “Didn’t you steal a particular book in ‘Crossing the Witchline’? For. A. Journey?”
“Oh, yeah.” Lucie pursed her lips. “Well, actually I borrowed it.”
“Borrowed,” Tara repeated. “Without telling anyone.”
“There were extenuating circumstances,” Lucie asserted. “And if you beta read ‘Crossing the Witchline,’ Tara, then you know why I borrowed it in the way I did.”
“Did Lucie just take a tone with Tara?” Big Rabbit gave Rabbit the side-eye.
“Guys,” Emily interrupted. “Seriously. Let’s get back to the prompt. One book as a guide. For me it’s my dad’s travel journal.”
“Of course,” Tara nodded. “And I’m picking a novel that left a lasting impression on me – one for the journey of life: ‘The House at the End of Hope Street,’ by Menna van Praag.”
“The journey of life? Is this the Hallmark channel?” Big Rabbit giggled. “Women.”
Tara shot him a black look. “I happen to know you look forward to the Hallmark channel’s Christmas programs every year.”
“Again, let’s reel it back in,” Emily sighed. “Rabbit, you’ve been pretty quiet. How about you? What book would you choose?”
“Just a little tired these days,” he began as he stretched. “I don’t know, Emily. You know I like to travel light.”
“Right, so one book, not a backpack full.”
Rabbit blew out a breath. “Okay, how’s this? ‘Empire Tales for Children’ – the book everyone is searching for in the Door to Door series.”
“It’s a cop out, but whatever.” Emily tapped her pencil on the clipboard. “Templeton? Should I even bother?”
“Thought so.” She turned to Big Rabbit. “How about you? Book for the journey?”
He winced. “I’m feeling a little pressured here, Emily.”
“For the love of Pete,” Emily muttered. “Alright. I’m marking this prompt as done. Only one to go.”
🧚This challenge runs from August 1 – 13! Stay tuned as tomorrow’s prompt asks: The ending – is it a happily ever after, or a happily for now, or something else entirely? (That post is now available – click here to read it!)
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What’s This Mean for Door to Door & Bellerose Witchline Characters?
I’ll be dropping Emily Swift, Lucie Bellerose, Templeton, Rabbit, Tara, and the rest of the crazy crew into a story matching the fairy tale “prompt of the day” from the challenge.
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