Books Versus eBooks

100 words about an evil book
photo from Public Domain Archive for FFfPP week #8  

She caresses the battered book; I can practically see her thoughts forming. We’re seconds away from yet another eBooks make poor substitutes for real books argument when she freezes. Her squeal is followed by delighted hand-clapping. Meanwhile, I get shivers down my spine.

‘You won’t find hidden messages in an eBook, will you? Oh, yellow, curled parchment tucked into the lining – promising.’

‘What if it’s a hex?’ I’m trying to sound like I’m making a joke. The hairs on the back of my neck stand and I want to run.

‘Leave it alone. We’d better leave.’

But she isn’t listening…

8 thoughts on “Books Versus eBooks

  1. Always listen to your gut feeling. We have it for a reason. Great story, sounds like it isn’t going to end well.


  2. Oh, yes! Love this. I’ve always wanted to find something intriguing tucked in a second hand book or weird scribblings in the margin – still waiting. Love this Sonya – problem is, you’ve started another series right here! 🙂


  3. It is true. Ebooks make poor substitutions to real books. I have a feeling she knows something isn’t right about this parchment sticking out of the book. Wonderful story!


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