I wrote The Travelling Librarian in 2019 and thought it would be one of those posts I wrote that would get lost in the volume of short fictions written every day on the digital space. But to my intense surprise, not only did the post get views, most of the comments asked me if I was planning a sequel. There were also comments on extending the universe of Mr. Chubs.
I obviously had no plans. The story came to me as an homage to something I read in a book – a girl asks a boy tell me a story and he launches into one – I don’t even remember which book this was. But the comments got me thinking and as I’m known to plan my AtoZ right from January, I thought why not.
So my theme for 2021 is going to be a revisit to Mr. Chubs’ world. This time not only is he telling stories but we’ll also find out his secrets, lies and why he became a travelling librarian. The planning for this one was super easy but there is a lethargy while writing these posts in advance. I’m hopeful that this theme reveal will be the push I need to plan my 26 posts and give Mr. Chubs a satisfying story.
See you in April!
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Previous attempts at AtoZ:
- 2018: A story about the adventures of Radha – a 13-year-old wannabe apprentice to Sherlock Holmes
- 2019: My version of Myths and Legends
- 2020: 26 Letters of Love – poems on and about love
Chapter 1 – A night under the stars
Chapter 2 – The benevolent king
Chapter 3 – Caravan of performers
Chapter 4 – A difficult bargain
Chapter 5 – The edge of danger
Chapter 6 – Of fights and cowardice
Chapter 7 – Friendship given, friendship accepted
Chapter 8 – How the tables turn
Chapter 9 – A nest of intrigue
Chapter 10 – Who won the jousting match
Chapter 11 – When life knocks you down
Chapter 12 – Love, loss and loneliness
Chapter 13 – Misery hates company
Chapter 14 – Nairobi
Chapter 15 – On and on it goes
Chapter 16 – And poof…it all goes away
Chapter 17 – Quite the quandary
Chapter 18 – A time of rest and reconnection
Chapter 19 – Strength is found among friends
Chapter 20 – The talking painting
Chapter 21 – Unhappy neighbours
Chapter 22 – Victory dance
Chapter 23 – We are gods
Chapter 24 – No eXits
Chapter 25 – How the mightY fall
Chapter 26 – From zigzag to a full circle