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Press the button : Part 6
We approached The Book and as we got closer we could see that it was enclosed within a force field. Yet again I spotted a sign with an arrow on it saying press the button.
Well it was the pattern of the day so what else could I do?
As soon as the force field was off we all as one reached out and lifted the huge book towards us. We were so amazed at how light this huge book was. It was almost comical we all grabbed the book and we almost threw it across the room . In fact we actually all burst out laughing.
I think it was the first we had relaxed since we had entered that first door back home. So here we were in this huge light circular room full of light and books, it made me think of a church.
James wondered off to look at the books lining the walls and Kaylie followed him while Dean and I opened the book. As soon as we opened the covers we were amazed by what happened next. The words and pictures from inside the book rose up and formed in front of us as if we were watching a screen. Not only could we watch what was in the book but we could hear , smell and touch too. James and Kaylie rushed over to see what we were watching . We were all completely awestruck!
Suddenly Dean and Kaylie reached up and walked into the book leaving James and I alone in this huge reading room!
To be continued…….
Stream of Consciousness Saturday : Book: Press the button 5
The Lovely and Talented LindaGHill said : Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “book.” Use any meaning of the word as your theme, or simply mention the word “book” in your post. Enjoy!
Now as my Press the Button Story started as an SoCs last Saturday I have decided to combine my ongoing story with this weeks SoCs . Now I have been writing the story all week and each post has been a stream of consciousness post. So shall we continue.
Was I in a book or a film I had no idea if I was on my head or my toes. Here we were yet again outside an airlock with a button with press emblazoned on it. The type of order that books no argument. Here we were hanging around this airlock and no one else will press the button so again it is all down to me.
So I press the button and the outer door on the airlock opens and we enter, it closes with a woosh and again we watch as the pressure is sucked out. Then the inner door opens and we enter the body of the ship. None of us have ever seen anything like this before.
This place looked like nothing we had ever seen, it was mainly metallic but unbelievably soft to the touch. There was soft yellow lighting and blue arrows leading us deep into the heart of the ship. Dean took the lead followed by Kaylie and James with me , as usual bringing up the rear! We followed the arrows and walked for half an hour.
Finally we found ourselves at the heart, the very center of the ship. It was a brightly lit space with a huge reading desk in the middle of the floor. There were bookcases lining the walls all full of books with sliding ladders all over the place. What caught my eye immediately was the huge book open on the reading desk in the middle of the room.
We all moved in close and I looked at the cover to see what the title was…. It was called The Book.
To be continued…….
Stream of Consciousness Saturday: Just Jot it January: Title
THIS IS PART OF LINDAGHILL’S JUST JOT IT JANUARY
Also this is the SoCs . Linda said :The prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “title.” Think of the title of a movie. Remember or jot down the first one that comes to mind. Now what I’d like you do for SoCS is, use that title as the inspiration for your post. It can be the story of the movie, the title of the movie, or you can simply quote the title of the movie somewhere in your post. It’s up to you! Enjoy!
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THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE
I have seen this film three times and read the book. It is such a great story . It is about Henry DeTamble who has a genetic abnormality which causes him to time travel without any warning. Stress is a huge factor in his time jumps. He cannot predict, when, where or even whether he travels forward or backwards.
The film starts when Henry meets Clare Abshir, his future wife in a Library. Clare knows who he is because he has been visiting her since her childhood…… when he travels cannot take anything with him so arrives naked …this as you can imagine causes all sorts of problems.
On one of his visits he gives Clare a list of dates and times of future visits so she can leave him food and clothes.
Henry wins over Clare’s close friends and confides in them his problem. Clare and Henry get married , even the wedding is not unaffected with an older Henry turning up to Marry Clare as the young one has traveled. Clare never get used to Henry’s disappearances but she does accept them. She spends most of her life waiting for him to either disappear or return.
Clare becomes pregnant but it appears the baby is time travelling too and she miscarries, sadly this happens many times. Henry has a vasectomy to end their suffering. Soon after, Clare gets pregnant one last time – by a visiting younger version of Henry this time she carries full term. They have a daughter called Alba. Alba can time travel too.
Alba, when she is about 10 years old travels back to help her 5 year old self prepare for her father’s death.
Henry travels to Chicago in winter and cannot find clothes or shelter quickly enough and gets frostbite on his return to his present he has to have both feet amputated …. this does not bode well for any future jumps.
Eventually Henry time travels and is accidentally shot by Clare’s father while hunting elk. Henry returns in time to die in Clare’s arms. Some years later, a younger Henry later visits Alba and Clare, giving Clare hope that he will visit again, but he tells her not to spend her life waiting for him, hoping this encounter would provide a proper closure between them. The book ends slightly differently.
There is a great deal more to this story, Henry’s childhood, the effects on his parents, friends, even how his older self helps the younger self . I just don’t want to tell you too much!
A beautiful story well worth reading the book or seeing the film .