Three Books at Story Time

I had the random idea to do a random fun thing because fun things are fun. Yes.

Okay, so here's what's going on: I took three books and I'm going to find a random sentence in each of them. Then I'll use those sentences and try to put them all in a tiny story. That has probably been done before, but meh.


1. The Candymakers by Wendy Mass
2. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
3. The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester

Random Sentences:

1. The walls, the floors, the ceilingseverything glittered and glowed.
2. "Dragon Army did all right against Rabbits."
3. He picked up the phone with a quivering hand.

Story Time:

She scrubbed the glass vigorously, seeing imaginary stains and trying to make sure that everything was extra clean. The walls, the floors, the ceilings—everything glittered and glowed. But it wasn't good enough, not for what was going to happen there. No, it wasn't good enough at all. If possible, she scrubbed harder.

But that very room, where a negotiation was to take place, became instead where war was declared. This war was to last years, and had she known so, she would rather have trailed mud all through the room and let loose thousands of large crawling insects. The declaration of war should not be honored, and if she knew what was to happen, she would not have done so by making the beautiful room sparkle with the colors of life. War was not life.

But it was war, and it went on through generation after generation. Opinions of it varied with every new person. One child was known to call the two armies dragon and bunny, bunny being their own side and dragon being the other. The child would explain that the other side was like a dragon because it was powerful and scary, and that their side was like a bunny because it was small but quick. As the child grew, it become dragon and rabbit, but the concept remained the same.

The child had a parent who worked in some part of the government, so he often knew about political happenings before anyone else. He knew that the war was drawing towards an end, but he didn't know which side was going to win. So when the parent called one day, he couldn't help but be worried. He picked up the phone with a quivering hand.

The voice on the other side said, "Dragon Army did all right against Rabbits."

His grip on the phone tightened. "But?" he asked, hoping it wouldn't be an "and" instead.

"We did better. And it's over now."

Well...it's kind of odd. Your turn!


Books and Erasers of Magic

Books. Books. Books. Books! BOOOOOOOKS.

The explanation for that involves two awesome books: Dragon Spear and Rooftoppers. I haven't finished the latter of those, but it's awesome so far. The former is what I just finished today. It's really good. The only problem with it is that it's the last of the series. D:

No spoilers, though, so I have to talk about other stuff. So...other stuff! Okay. Um...magic erasers. Yes. How do you make a magic eraser? It's very simple.

1) You get an eraser. Pink, hopefully with nothing printed on it. Make sure it's the normal kind of eraser and not some tiny flower or a part of some pack that, put with all the other tiny pieces, turns into a giant, erasing...book. Or anything else, really. That probably doesn't make any sense, but basically, you need a boring pink eraser probably in the shape of a parallelogram.

2) You get a pen. Or a relatively thin marker. Or something like that. Yes.

3) You draw a face on one of the wide sides of the eraser. But not just any face! It's a happy face with a tongue sticking out. :P Like that!

3) You—oh wait, this isn't the third.

4) You flip the eraser over to the other wide, flat side. Then you draw the same face, except frowning with the tongue sticking out and with x's for eyes. So it isn't really the same face.

5) You ask your eraser a yes-or-no question and throw it. The dead face means no and the happy face means yes. It may not be an alethiometer, but it's as close as we'll get in this universe! Maybe! It may lie sometimes, though. *nods wisely*

6) You notice that each of these instructions  begins with "you." This somehow ends up with you thinking about secret codes that may or may not be present in this post (hint: books).

I probably have to tie in books with magic erasers now. Okay, here's a suggestion: Don't use erasers on good books. *nods wisely again* Books.