I’ve experienced magic.
I’ve witnessed countless spells
and drank the words of a thousand potions.
Been teleported to different countries and worlds,
explored to the end of the universe,
have dug to the center of Earth,
and have even traveled through time.
I’ve ridden horses through ancient forests,
stormed and conquered a fortress,
and have warmed my bones beside the fire
in the depths of castle walls.
I’ve captained a pirates’ ship,
worn a pistol on my hip,
and plundered enough treasure
to awe even the richest of men.
I know what it’s like to look up at a T-Rex.
I’ve felt the heat of a dragon’s breath.
And on the rare occasion,
I’ve even gazed upon the beauty of a unicorn.
Yes, I’ve experienced magic.
And still get swept away by its incantations
because I possess the power to read.
-Poem Written by Justin Farley
“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King
My children’s short story, “What’s Brewing Next Door?“, is free today only on Amazon through the Kindle Store.
“When mysterious neighbors move in next door in the middle of the night, Katherine and Josh are sure there’s something not quite right about them – no one has ever seen them and their garage door is always shut. Josh decides to take matters into his own hands one day and attempts to investigate the house next door. Josh and his sister find out the answers to their questions, but it’s worse than they ever imagined…”
“What’s Brewing Next Door?” can be found here.
You may also be interested in my other short stories.
“The Storm“ – “When a unusual storm hits the Utopian town of Nod, the forces of evil are released and allow an unthinkable tragedy.”
“The Christmas Gift“ – “A depressed man – who has long given up on his dream to become a writer and now holds a high paying, corporate job – gets reintroduced to his childhood through extreme circumstances and finds his love for writing reawakened by a Christmas gift.”
“The Mummy in the Museum” – “An adventure of a 9 year old child on a school field trip to their local history museum to visit the new Egyptian exhibit. Trouble strikes when the exhibit turns into a real pyramid with an ancient danger…”
I’d appreciate any comments, feedback, or reviews. Thanks!