Friday Fictioneer: The Library
“What were you expecting?”
“Someplace fun. Someplace new and exacting. I wanted to see something I’ve never seen before.”
“That’s why we’re going to the library.”
The library lady was tall and heavy set, dressed in her native African dress and headscarf.
Five year-old Henry begrudgingly sat with the other children. And like the other children, he immediately became fascinated with her new worlds and fantastic adventures.
Twenty-five year-old Henry regularly goes to the library dressed as a 17th Century storyteller and introduces children to new and exciting places they’ve never seen or hear of before.
Friday Fictioneers is a challenge to write a 100 word story from a picture prompt. It’s hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, anyone can play.
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It’s lovely that Henry was so moved by the stories he wanted to come back and do the same for the next generation.
Yes, it made a life changing impact. Hopefully he can do the same for others.
Every day there is still a book-lover born.. it just take some dedication and they are hooked.
Good for Henry. Paying it forward! Nice story.
Thank you Margaret.
So nice to see the impact a library can make on a young life. I particularly liked this because it reminds me of my Storyteller friend, Brother John. Lovely story.
I wish I had the time to learn how to be a storyteller. It would go great with promoting my book.
Yes. This is a good illustration of the power of writing, your and others.
What a nice compliment. Thanks.
Dear MythRider, I love your story and what a nice young man Henry grew into – all because of the written word and his imagination! Absolutely lovely and poignant story! Nan 🙂
Thanks Nan, such a nice compliment.
It was a fun write.