Friday, August 12, 2016

Today's #flashfiction A Book's Desire

“Healthy body, healthy mind.”
Garfield* #quote

Jessica's going to be coming over tomorrow so that'll be totally radical. Wonder where the expression radical came from. Probably from some math enthusiast. Anyway onto the flash fiction!

A Book's Desire

          Bram Stoker's Dracula sat on a shelf wrapped in a protective seal. Books love to be read, but this particularly copy of Dracula had never been read. And it was a first edition! So very valuable the collector refused to let it be damaged.
          Dracula didn't understand. Why didn't anyone want to find out what happened in its pages? The creature of paper couldn't fathom the fact that everyone knew its story. Or at least the general premise. It couldn't understand the value of collecting. It just knew that no one hugged it with their fingers and held it close while grabbed by the story in its ink.
          The book felt incredible excitement when a new owner purchased it. Finally! Someone to read it! Someone to love it! But this person merely placed it on a shelf for protection. And this was how the book lived. Exchanged between collectors again and again who carefully preserved it.

           Forever appreciated in a way it never understood.

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