A World Without Books
by Liz Schulte
A world without books isn’t a road less traveled by, it is a barren wasteland of dashed dreams and lost inspiration—one where imagination is feared and whimsy is met with suspicion.
A Cat In A Hat would be absurd and Green Eggs and Ham would be seen as nothing but bad. No one would say Goodnight Moon or know Where The Wild Things Are. Charlotte’s Web would just be another spider in a barn and The Diary of a Wimpy Kid might go unread.
Harry Potter would never learn who is and still be living under the stairs. Voldemort would win and Captain Hook persuade Peter Pan. The yellow brick road would stay empty and Dorothy would never meet the Wizard of Oz. The Hunger Games would go unwatched and no one would see Katniss Catching Fire or her Mockingjay pin.
Romeo would never meet Juliet and Pride and Prejudice would go unchecked. Jane Eyre may never find her way to Thornfield Hall and Mrs. Rochester may kill them all. The Importance of Being Ernest would still be unknown and The Dubliners would be on their own. A Hitchhiker would have no guide to the galaxy and the Lord of the Rings would still be Sauron. The Thirteenth Tale would never be told and Atonement couldn’t be had.
Pet Sematary, The Shining, and It would never frighten a living soul and redemption wouldn’t be found at Shawshank. Gone With The Wind wouldn’t turn curtains into couture and James Bond wouldn’t Die Another Day. The Godfather wouldn’t make an offer that couldn’t be refused and Atticus Finch would never try the case of his life. The world would stay East of Eden and Fear and Loathing would spread far beyond Las Vegas.
Genre – Paranormal Romance
Rating – PG13