In the library

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Ssshhh! This is a library!

Reverence demanded I curl up on the long window seat. Enjoying the late afternoon sun teach the dust mites to dance, I opened the newly chosen book.

Prologue: Our heroine lives in a sleepy town on the edge of Lake Erie. She shares the house with a middle aged man, who smokes a pipe and offers a quiet comfort when most needed. Otherwise he fades into the silent walls aware of her requirement for order and serenity.

Chapter 0ne: My story…..

Library silence does not disturb my reading. Memories threaten but are sternly hushed.

book shelves and seating space
Relaxing space

This short story is my first attempt at a new genre and posting as part of a flash fiction challenge, hosted at Carrotranch

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I would appreciate your comments and ideas so that I can develop this craft.

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  2 comments for “In the library

  1. March 7, 2019 at 4:22 am

    Thank for joining us at Carrot Ranch, Sue! I really liked the line, “Enjoying the late afternoon sun teach the dust mites to dance, I opened the newly chosen book.” It holds much of the emotion and expectation in a cozy way. Which is why the last lines works well, and we understand the hushing is about escaping memories.

    • Sue
      March 9, 2019 at 2:04 am

      Thank you for the welcome and kind comments which make me think I could go somewhere with this. I look forward to more of the challenges.

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