“Bookdragon Cousin” {Camp NaNo flash fiction}

“There is nothing left on the planet earth for me to read!” the voice wailed through the phone, “Oh cousin, I am in the depths of despair! And unfortunately there aren’t any books down there. I double checked.”

During April’s Camp NaNo, I wrote bits of story with a daily prompt. And I thought I’d finally share what I jotted down for day two!

(see my first one and meet the MC here)


April 2nd// Shelfie

“There is nothing left on the planet earth for me to read!” the voice wailed through the phone, “And ‘Bret the Boring Bro’ says earth has the only known intelligent life form, and that even if we could do space travel to somewhere with books, they wouldn’t be important enough to take room on a shuttle’s return trip. And anyway, would it even be in the right language for me to read?

Oh cousin, I am in the depths of despair! And unfortunately there aren’t any books down there. I double checked.”

The Writer forced herself to stop chuckling and “tsked” sympathetically. “I know how awful it is to run out of books, cousin. But I think I might have just the thing to heal that broken leg of yours!”

“Oh I knew you would help me! You’re amazing. Can’t wait! I gotta run– uh, not literally of course– talk later!”

“Cheerio!”

Hitting end on the call, The Writer dug out some shipping supplies before plunking to the ground in front of one of her many bookshelves. She snapped a selfie with a row of books and typed out a message to her suffering bookdragon cousin.

Hey, which book do you want to borrow? I’ll mail it so it gets there in the morning!

A second later three heart-eye emojis appeared on her screen and the reply AAALLL OF THEM!!!

Grinning The Writer texted back, Sounds like I just founded a library! 😉 


Are you the cousin or The Writer more often? Do you like to borrow books?

~Anna

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