Tonawanda News — Then, I said, there was a little boy in the story. Maybe he was blond, just like Sam. And he had blue eyes, just like Sam. And — gee! — maybe his name was Sam, too! The real Sam giggled.
Walking through the kingdom — queendom? — one day, the little boy decided to visit the castle. And what happened then, well, maybe you just have to finish the story yourself.
I don’t think we’ll make up stories together every night. It pushed things considerably past bedtime, though the kid was not displeased by that.
And there are still books to read. It is a joy and consolation to me that there will, always, be books to read. But some nights, we’ll just let imagination go, and see where it take us.
Even if it’s a rainbow castle, 20 minutes after bedtime.
Jill Keppeler is a writer for the Tonawanda News. She can be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter at @JillKeppeler.