Lease this WebApp and get rid of the ads.
Brandon
Mr. Linden's Library
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:13pm
216.162.88.89

Mr. Linden’s Library
By: Brandon Furman

“I told you NOOOOOO!” screamed Mr. Linden.
“Mr. Linden, I am sure you mean well, but I am capable of choosing my own books,” I calmly responded.
Just then Mr. Linden reached across the desk and tried to grab the book.
I quickly grabbed my school bag and sprinted out the door. I could hear Mr. Linden screaming, “You’ll be sorry!”
After about ten minutes of screaming and running, I finally got to my apartment, locked the door, and sat down, exhausted.
I couldn’t wait to read the book, so I poured myself a tall glass of orange juice and brought the book to my bedroom. I started reading. The story amazing. I lost all track of time.
The voice of my mom startled me. It was like I was in a trance.
“Lucas, is that you? Its midnight! GO TO SLEEP!!!”
“Oops! I’ll go to sleep! Sorry!” I replied.

“You better be sorry! You’re grounded for a month! And that’s being very generous!”
I laid the book on my night stand. I couldn’t wait to finish it tomorrow. I only had ten pages left. I thought about reading with a flashlight, under the sheet, but my eyes were drooping.
I was asleep for about an hour before I heard a loud THUMP! My heart missed a beat. I bolted upright. I peered through my fingers as vines as long as trains came streaming out of the book. They starting making a hissing noise. Everything the vines touched sizzled and started burning. I screeched and backed up to my door. I slowly turned the handle. Just then, I heard someone banging on the other side of door.
“Open up!” Mr. Linden shouted. The vines slithered closer.
I stood frozen as the vines inched even closer.
“I can help you! Just OPEN THE DOOR!!!” he insisted forcefully. Now the vines were so close, I could feel the heat and smell the smoky air. Quickly I considered my options. I could A) not open the door and die certainly or B) open the door and probably kill us both. I chose the second option because he gave me the book.
“FINE!” I yanked the door open and Mr. Linden fainted dramatically right in front of me. Quickly, the vines curled around him and he disappeared. “WOW, VERY HELPFUL!” I screamed.
I looked down and I found a glistening sword where Mr. Linden had disappeared. I snatched it up and it started glowing. The sword glowed brighter and brighter until I couldn’t look. Finally, it exploded in a brilliant flash of bright light.
When I looked again there was no sign of the sword, book, or vines. Just a plain old bedroom.
I scream for my parents. They came running to my room. I tried to explain what had happened. My mom said I must have been dreaming. But I know that’s not what happened. Quite the opposite actually. From that day forward I never went to Mr. Linden’s library again.


  • WaterBrandon, Tue Oct 24 11:25am
    Water By: Brandon Inspired by: Robert Frost I looked down a river As far as I could see Then I started running To see where it would lead I followed the river down That led to a big lake Just as I... more
    • VeteranBrandon, Fri May 11 11:14am
      Veteran By: Brandon Warrior Unbroken, vigilant Waiting, fighting, completing Thrives on their missions Battling, succeeding, returning Faithful, disciplined Veteran
    • VeteranBrandon, Fri May 11 11:13am
      Veterans By: Brandon Furman Veterans are the ones who made us free Some of them did not survive the fight They left their families for us Veterans hold our honor They sacrificed their lives They gave ... more
    • VeteranBrandon, Fri May 11 11:12am
      Veteran By: Brandon Veterans serve with dignity They were willing to defend They let us have our liberty But their feelings about war will never end They were willing to defend These warriors will... more
    • LoveBrandon, Mon Apr 23 11:19am
      Love By: Brandon Inspired By: Emily Dickenson Love is a feeling That never dies. Sometimes it’s cruel, Sometimes it lies. But love never stops; There’s an endless amount. Never too much, Yet too much ... more
    • The EarthBrandon, Fri Mar 16 1:30pm
      The Earth By: Brandon The Earth is an amazing place The birds will migrate, Also In the winter, The bears will hibernate You can make a difference, Just turn off some lights And use blankets instead... more
    • Mr. Linden's Library — Brandon, Mon Feb 26 2:13pm
      • Re: Mr. Linden's LibraryKevin, Tue Mar 6 12:47pm
        I like how you said I could A) not open the door and die certainly or B) open the door and probably kill us both. I chose the second option because he gave me the book.
    • The HotelBrandon, Thu Dec 7 11:26am
      The Hotel Inspired By: Edgar Allan Poe By: Brandon The mysterious hotel A death-like horrid spell With a spooky sign of death My body out of breath My courage left my body My stomach got all knotty I ... more
      • Re: The HotelCaiden, Thu Jan 4 8:32am
        I liked your rhythm.
      • SpringBrandon, Thu Dec 7 11:27am
        Spring By: Brandon Fragrant bright flowers Animals back from their dens Snow melting to spring
Click here to receive daily updates