The Librarian

Library of books

Picture copyright: Claire Fuller

Roger Compton, Digital Archivist, thought the Librarian would be a big help.
She even made him tea.
But thereafter she sat behind her desk: watching, like a scientist observing a new species. In a sense he was; his equipment would digitise the collection – making her irrelevant.
He reached for ‘Josiah Winscott – Secret Life’.
Then stumbled.
Titles blurred before him.
“Help me….” he gasped, eyes bulging.
The Librarian stared.
Such a noisy man, and waited as the tea took effect.
Later, she placed ‘Josiah Winscott’  back on his shelf, before flicking through ‘Roger Compton – My Life in Books’.
Then filed him in ‘New Arrivals’.

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37 thoughts on “The Librarian

    • I Iove libraries, but sometimes when they’re deserted and real quiet, I think they are a bit creepy.

    • There’s a thought! Now the Librarian’s life story? That might sell a few copies!

  1. Wow. That sucks for Roger, and I suspect, Josiah at one point, too. That librarian isn’t very nice. She surely knows how to protect her job. Remind me to stay clear. 😀 Well done.

    • Thanks Debra, my thoughts are that she’s been collecting people for quite a while, and she’s not going to give that up without a fight. Course, if she got a Kindle, she could carry a whole town load of people around!

    • Thanks Sandra. I did struggle to cut my excess words this week and keep the pacing. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

    • Well, poor Roger’s tale was cut a bit short! Let’s hope we’ve all got a good few pages to add yet 🙂

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