Mawson Bear’s Guardian writes: Your mission, Noble Reader, should you choose to accept it, is to challenge the Dark Lord that holds all Writers (and one Writer-Bear) in its thrall.
Only the trusty keyboard of the Doughty Reader can quell this Fearful Thing.
What, you wonder, could this Horror be? It’s dread name, gentle reader, is Oblivion. (Mawson hides under his cushion. The guardian steels himself and types on.)
Oblivion bringeth it’s doom thus: the writer-bear-or-person whose splendid work gaineth reviews to the magic number of Lots is thereby raised to the happy circle of Being Noticed.
Others, no matter how great be their talents (nor how handsome be the writer-bear) may well fall toward the Void.
As The Reader, you can wield your awesome power thus:
Quest deep within the Caverns of Amazon.
The Galleries of GoodReads.
And of Chapters Indigo
Wander into Waterstones and
The by-ways of Barnes and Noble.
Seek ye the *Star Ratings*.
Ride at them straight and true. Smite twice. Thrice. Fourfold. And Yea! if such be thy will, smite yet again! (Smiting once only, though, is right out.)
And, if your arm waxeth mighty that day, rest not, but swing down again your keyboard blows upon the space marked Your Review.
From even a few lines, the dread Foe recoils. An Oblivion Slayer called Navaron simply wrote, “Great book, well written and extremely engaging. Bonus, it is all about bears!!!! Marvellous !!!!!!!”
So possibly errr … (shuffles, looks about) … something nice like that? Lots of exclamation marks are not necessarily required.
Do you count more bold Readers among your boon companions? Share on this missive so that they too may do these valiant deeds! We writers (and one writer-bear) will never disavow your selfless mission!