Sunday, 20 April 2008

The First Two Paragraphs

Want to read the first two paragraphs of an assignment I have to hand in tomorrow? It's a story about a librarian and she's trying to sleuth out who's stealing all her modern classics.

"Books were going missing. Not the usual books either – it had been months since we had needed to order another copy of the Karma Sutra. Harry Potter, too, had been returned safely for over a year now. Wuthering Heights, however, had been walking out the door; as had Animal Farm.

I squinted over my glasses at a girl holding a copy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. She looked the type – dressed very queer with all that black lipstick and nail varnish. She approached the loans desk and handed me the book, which I scanned. "

Of course, no offense to goths. I don't think she's going to be the culprit anyway.


  1. "dressed very queer"
    you've created the most librarian-esq tone with that one description. i love it. can't wait to read more.

  2. post whole story once your fineshed please. great so far!!!

  3. "dressed very queer"

    But just as long as you're not offending goths... =P

  4. nice one, looking forward to the finished product, yes indeed...