The nice folks at Carrot Ranch issued a challenge: write a story about libraries using exactly 99 words. Of course I love libraries, so how could I resist? Here’s the result. Please let me know what you think.


Good Friends

Written by Kerry E.B. Black


Sarah shifted in the chair, making herself as comfortable as tight muscles allowed, and reached for the first stack of books. She struggled against rebelling arm and hand muscles to place colored price stickers on books donated to the library. She smiled remembering loved stories and favorite authors. When Sarah’s volunteering time ended, the librarian retrieved the stickered books. “Thank you, Sarah. These books will bring in some needed cash to keep this place running. Sorry no one else showed up to keep you company.” Sarah took in the surrounding titles. “Actually, I wasn’t alone. Good friends were here.”