It’s day 7 of the #TopsyTurvyBookTour over on Instagram! Yesterday Emily, Rabbit, and Templeton found themselves smack dab in the middle of an Agatha Christie mystery. Today I’m taking Door to Door characters into a Winnie the Pooh story. Here we go…
(This is a derivative work based on the original story by A.A. Milne.)
Shocked by Templeton’s move, Emily spun around and left the bedroom before another word could be said. Rabbit followed.
The two friends trudged back outside and shoulder-to-shoulder, they left Templeton and Agatha Christie behind. The dirt footpath morphed into a stone sidewalk and a forest of buildings rose around them.
Rabbit digested their new surroundings. “Matar. Good. Let me see what the network is saying.” He sat on a wooden bench. Emily joined him.
As the man texted, his dark eyes glued to the screen, Emily hung her head back and stared at the sunny sky above. She had no idea what was going on, but surely it had something to do with her being a Salesman for the Empire, right? Surely this wild… book tour was because she was Emily Swift? This had to be her fault!
“Rabbit?” she asked.
“Yes, Emily?” His thumbs slid over his phone.
“What if I left the Empire for good?” Emily straightened, glancing sideways. Rabbit’s phone buzzed.
“What do you mean for good?” Rabbit responded to a barrage of messages before lifting his chin. He cocked his head to the side. “Where would you go?”
“Well, I’d go back home.”
“But you do go back home.” Rabbit’s thick eyebrows dipped. “You go back and forth.”
“I mean for good, Rabbit,” Emily said. Absently, she touched his hand. “It might be better if I were to go away. Since I turned 30 and learned of this world –your world– I’ve caused nothing but trouble.”
“That’s not true,” he told her.
“Sometimes I think I need you too much.” Emily pulled her hand back to wipe at a watery eye.
Rabbit smiled patiently. With this strange literary twist happening around them it was easy to feel overwhelmed. “I will always be here for you.”
She leaned into her friend’s side and nodded. “But Rabbits can be so hard to find.”
“Not this one,” he answered, putting an arm around her shoulders. “If you come looking for me, Emily, you will always find me.”
…stay tuned as tomorrow as a Door to Door character will be dropped into Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist. (Now posted here!) 😀
Are you a writer? Please join us! Drop your characters into a Winnie the Pooh story and post it on Instagram! Use the hashtag #TopsyTurvyBookTour & tag hosts @saffron.amatti, @elenchase, and @writertracybrown so we can see your characters in A.A. Milne’s story!
What’s this about?
In August 2021, I co-hosted a writing challenge on Instagram and dropped Emily Swift and crew into a story, a scene, a situation, etc. matching the “book of the day” prompt. In these posts you can read about Door to Door Paranormal Mystery Characters trying to make it through stories like: Dracula, Harry Potter, MacBeth, Murder on the Orient Express, Winnie the Pooh, Sherlock Holmes, Little Red Riding Hood, Jurassic Park, and many more!
If you ARE on Instagram, make sure you’re following me at https://www.instagram.com/WriterTracyBrown/. But if you’re not using Instagram, no worries, you can read all the posts on my blog list starting here with Alice in Wonderland, or on Facebook at Writer Tracy Brown. 🙂