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.

4 comments:

  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.

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

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  3. "dressed very queer"

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

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

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