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Beatrice and the Real World

Novel By: Barry Boodles
Childrens stories

Beatrice goes on an adventure filled with characters from her Fairy Tale book. View table of contents...


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Submitted:Mar 21, 2010    Reads: 47    Comments: 3    Likes: 2   

Chapter One

A Door in the Ground

Beatrice looked out the window and into the dark streets below. The Sun was rising, sending a glow lighter than cream soothing down the road. She put a hand to her hair and felt it flowing in the soft draft of the house.

The trucks had arrived. Beatrice saw them unloading the furniture and lamps. She was going to a new school today. She looked around the empty house. There was nothing familiar about it, nothing she knew. The only thing she brought with her on the car ride over was her favorite book: The Fairy Tales of Today.

Beatrice walked outside, the Sun warming her back. She felt the wet dew of the fresh morning grass tickle her feet. Suddenly, it was all dry.

That's odd, Beatrice thought. She stomped on the ground and heard an echo resound from someplace deep down there. She felt like someone was watching her. Beatrice spun around, but no one was there. She went on her knees and examined the spot in the ground.


The ground fell, and Beatrice saw a long, spiral staircase. Clutching her book close, she began her perilous journey down the staircase.

The Stairs in the Ground

Once there was a man who wanted to explore parts of the world never before seen.

He wanted to explore underground tunnels.

He brought along a catepillar and a shovel,

and he worked, building a staircase.

What he found below was something rater


There were creatures, many of them unrecognizable.

"What are these creatures?" he thought aloud.

The catepillar spoke to him.

"You are in a parallel world, where down is up

and up is down.

The man marveled at the sight,

but the staircase quivered

and fell

and the man

was trapped in the

paralled world

forever more.


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