Jumping In

Go down the rabbit hole with Alice; play quidditch with Harry Potter; float down the river with Huck Finn… If you could choose three fictional events or adventures to experience yourself, what would they be?


Take me to Hogwarts to learn a spell or two,
then off to Wonderland, where there’s lots to do –
smoke that dreamy pipe, and even have some tea,
then take a bite of mushroom, and set our minds free.

There’s a dragon to kick out of a mountain top,
even an elf king to escape from, so don’t you stop.
We’ve got enemies to face, both far and wide
but if we’re stuck, there are eagles on our side.

And after all our adventures have been fought and won,
let’s return to Bilbo’s hobbit hole for the task is done.
For the time has come again to end the spell,
and leap out from the pages that we know so well.

Daily Prompt

19 thoughts on “Jumping In

  1. I would go through the looking glass (but not down the rabbit hole), on quest with Bilbo and the dwarves (because in the real story there are no stupid already-dead Azogs to hassle them, so it’s less tense that LOTR) and definitely go to Narnia.

    1. I’d have to start with a trip to Oz, if only to see if the wicked witch was any relation. Then I’d think I might have to jump on a magick carpet to fly to Hogwarts.

    2. I almost picked Narnia, too, over Wonderland, but that’s one book I never really read but I saw the movie. Other options for me were Little House on the Prairie and Nancy Drew 🙂

      1. But which vintage Nancy Drew? I knew someone who collected Nancy Drews. Apparently they rewrote them every few years to update them, and this lady had one originally written in the 1920s or 1930s because it talked about the ‘running board’ on a car.

        I’m not sure which Narnia book I would pick to go to. Not The Last Battle or The Magician’s Nephew. Probably not The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Maybe Prince Caspian or The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Or The Horse and His Boy.

      2. I’m such a beginner with Narnia it would have to be the first one when they first venture through the wardrobe. Beyond that I might have to start reading the books!

        As far as Nancy Drews go, I only got the 70’s versions though I much preferred my brother’s Hardy Boys though. They were more exciting actually and put the brothers in danger more than Nancy got herself into.

      3. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is perhaps the best book to read, but I wouldn’t necessarily want to live all of it. The movie of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is not that far from the book, so you might watch that.
        I always liked The Silver Chair because it was an exciting read, but it would be an uncomfortable story to live.

      4. That’s why I wanted to stop by Hogwarts first and then get myself a wand and learn some spells to be able to get myself out of a bind when I ended up in Middle Earth and even Wonderland. Cheating, I know 🙂

  2. Wow, Morrighan! You did that on a prompt? It takes me forever to decide what to eat from a menu and you knock out a masterpiece from a prompt. I want some of those mushrooms! (Loved it, Willy wants to go with you next time. He wants to meet the dragon on the mountain top) 🙂

    1. LOL Yes! On the spot prompt and poem to go! 🙂

      Ya gotta love those mushrooms though! Although you’ll need some fire-retardant suits to meet a dragon…I cheated. Just went to Hogwarts first to get myself a wand and learn me some spells before going on that adventure 🙂

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