The great library was burning. With a look of agony of his face, the librarian stared at the endless bookcase, seeing books on Religion, Philosophy, Mathematics, History, Geography, Art, Literature, Chemistry… He could not carry out more than three or four.
‘Which books should I save?’ he asked himself.
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I write as a way of life: stories, blogs, articles, almost-poems. I'm a freelancer, a vegetarian, and I listen to Leonard Cohen and enjoy French films. We are dying a little more with each new day we live, so shouldn't we make the most of our time?
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10 thoughts on “A 50-Word Story a Day Keeps the Boredom Away #48”
That’s my worst nightmare..
It would be the end of the world…
and like the thecontradictoryoptimist just wrote in her blog about the potion in the tea and the dying significant other, this may call for the ultimate sacrifice of immolation.
Hate to be in his place.
Horrors! Even harder than what you would carry out of your own burning house.
Save the books on Mathematics. Math is the only indisputable truth.
Math is the queen of sciences. A fine lady she is!
A few years ago I had to evacuate for a hurricane. The first thing I packed was my personal library. Sadly, I had no room for the other important items I needed and I had to unpack my books. My husband felt so bad he bought me an e-reader. I miss the feel and smell of books, but I’ve never had to make that painful choice since. In fact, I still haven’t returned from evacuating for Isaac. Something good did come of this, though. I donated all of my books, about five hundred in all, to the local library.
That’s quite a story. So you don’t have any books now? 🙂
I have a few. I have my editions of The Iliad and the Odyssey. Both are prints from the 30’s. I also have a collection of fairy tales. I love the art in them, so they could never be on an e-reader. Everything else went to the library. It turns out that the library desperately needed donations because they lost many of their books in Hurricane Gustav. The parish wouldn’t give them the money to restock and they were really worried. It made them so happy to have so many books brought in.