She walked down the narrow, cobblestone alley; she had never noticed the old bookstore there before. The sign outside said simply: “BOOKS Wednesdays 10-2”.
She walked in to discover shelves and shelves of unfamiliar dust-covered books, not the walls of classics or contemporary books she expected to find in a bookstore. These were books about magic, fairies, spirits, and spells. The bookseller glared at her as she reached to dust off a book hidden in the corner. This was the book that would change everything.
This was a six sentence story that had to include the prompt word CLASSICS. To see more six sentence stories responding to this prompt go here.
I’m sure many of these are digitized now.
Great minds. We went for classics for sure. And I’d love that library!
As soon as I hear classics, my mind goes straight to books!
I’d love that library too. I took the picture in the Long Library at Trinity College in Dublin. I told my husband that if we ever strike it super rich, I want a library just like that. I wish I had a library like that close enough for me to visit frequently at least, it would be the perfect place to write!
I also thought of books when I read the prompt. It sounds like you have the start of a longer story here. I want to know more!
Ok, I’m in*
* lol very engaging an opening of a story. (A few of us have created and re-visit serial type stories, most notably, D.Avery over at ‘Shiftnshake’ very entertaining set of characters she has going)
That is a great idea. I might just try that!
Now that’s a bookstore i would both want to see and be afraid to see!
Very cool picture! I love bookstores, especially old bookstores, the mom and pop kind. Don’t even get me going on libraries 🙂
Quite a cliffhanger. You’ve got me curious now!
Great story opener. Now I can’t wait to find out why the shop owner glared and what is going to happen next.
It sounds like she is may be headed for some scary reading. Keep the lights on!
One would certainly get their exercise getting books from the shelves in this library.
Yep, this sounds like it could be continued. Don’t leave us wondering! An engaging six either way.