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"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." - Ernest Hemingway

​A Perfect Rhythm

November 23, 2018

PROMPT: Library Magic

The card machine buzzed and hummed as the thin plastic card slid out of the front slot. My mother took it out and handed it to me. My first library card. Armed with this and the knowledge that I could borrow as many as 20 books at a time, starting from age 8 I went to the Concord Library once every week, sometimes more. I wasn’t picky about genres or authors; I devoured everything from history to fantasy to literary fiction. It was a perfect rhythm of mine that I still preserve today: borrow, read, return, repeat. 


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  • Madison Kristine

    I love the imagery on this, I can totally see you accepting the card from your mother! I bet you could turn this into some sort of short story/novel of how the literature affects you. It really leaves you wanting more! p.s. thanks for reviewing my story! I left a comment for you on the piece if you want to read it

    9 months ago
  • AJ - Izzy

    Oh my gosh, this reminds me of my first library card, I was so excited!! :)

    10 months ago