The challenge for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner will open early Wednesday morning, June 14th. Allow the prompt to take you anywhere you want to go! (Limit your stories to 200 words.)
This challenge is open until 11:00 pm Friday night, June 23rd, 2017.
“Never let it be said,” he said, “that I never set foot in a library.”
“Yeah, but in order to be in the library you have to put in more than just your toes.”
“I don’t like libraries.”
“Oh, for heaven’s sake. Why not?”
“They scare me.”
He peered inside at the endless line of packed shelves. “All those smart people in there just…. just waiting.”
“Not everybody in there is uber smart.”
“Not them! The books.”
“The books are smart so you are scared of them?”
“I’m missing something here.”
“No, no, listen. It’s like all those smart little folk are just crouching there on the shelves. Waiting.” Voice dropping to a whisper.
“Waiting? For what?” She whispered back.
“For me to go by.”
“So they can whisper behind my back about how stupid I am.”
“You have a complex.” Her voice rose back to normal.
“They’ll suck me into library hell!”
“You have a serious complex.”
“Little teeth. Whispering little voices.” Shivering, he backed up, hurried away.
“Idiot.” But then she hesitated. Were hundreds of little eyes glaring at her from each and every shelves?
“Aahhh…maybe I’ll study tomorrow.”