How a living book once saved the world

How a Living Book Once Saved the World {A Short Story in Modern Prose by Blaine Sassafras}Hey, folks!!

Tracey turned over the reins to me today and we are definitely going to go for a ride.

I’m going to share with you a mind-blowing short story about how a living book once saved the world.

It is written by the self-proclaimed “King of Fun” – me!

This post doubled as a writing assignment for me in school, so I had to write it in modern-day story prose ‘cause that is what my teacher wanted. But you all will still enjoy it – I promise!

OK, let’s get started – giddy-up…

How a Living Book Once Saved the World

By Blaine Sassafras

 A living book, it once saved the world.
Indirectly. Watch the tale unfurl.

Adventurous boy. Strong. Smart. His name, Shane.
Hated history – it caused him much pain.

One day in school a fable he read,
About Romans – Mystery ahead.

Page by page, the strapping young boy flew.
History learned as the story grew.

The forum, the break-in, the teacher,
The boys and the strange painted feature.

Detectives in Togas solved the case.
Shane learned history at rapid pace.

After that, he read history more.
The Romans no longer were a bore.

Many lessons he learned in that year
Rule with grace, strength, peace – not greed or fear.

Many living books Shane devoured
With wise lessons, he was empowered.

He grew up to be the president.
Leading the country – strong, confident.

One day a man advised – conquer more!
He said, “Rule this land from shore to shore!”

Shane recalled – Roman lessons – no greed –
Focus on your people who have need.

No fighting President Shane would start.
He would love his people from his heart.

What he did not know was what awaited
With evil plot, he had been baited.

The advisor had wanted to see
The full global start of world war three.

Shane held firm, no fear or greed – “Grace. Strength.
Peace.” was his astute motto at length.

His country grew – united and strong.
He served his glad people proud and long.

Now his story is well-written here
For others to learn with a keen ear

The moral of the tale – short and sweet.
Reading about history – a treat.
 

Shane was wise thanks to a living book
With a killer awesome story hook.

Blaine’s Wrap-up

Well, what did you think? I got an “A” on the assignment, so at least my teacher thought I rocked the story!

A living book once saved the world – true.
Now one can transform learning for you!

I’ll be hanging around on Facebook today, so you can share your thoughts there today!

by Blaine Sassafras

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