Microfiction: Books part II

This is an on-going serial inspired by Charli Mills’ 99 word story prompt.

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With a glare at the man behind the desk, she took out her phone.

“Who are you calling?” he asked, raising his eyebrows. “The Marines?”

She slipped the phone back in her pocket.

“Nobody. No signal.”

“What a surprise.” He tapped the cover of the book. “Read it.”

“You can’t keep me here. It’s illegal.”

The man got to his feet. “If you say so.”

She threw herself at the door, beating it with her fists.

“They can’t hear, you know.”

“Open the door!” she screamed.

He shrugged. “I’ll be back later.”

Turning away, he walked through the wall.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

20 thoughts on “Microfiction: Books part II”

    1. I have read hardly any Kafka would you believe? My own mind is so mixed up I tend to steer clear of other people’s train crashes. I ought to though. Next installment today.

      1. Haha, no- it’s a murakami book called ‘kafka on the shore’ that and the other book came to mind when I read your story- I think you’d enjoy them. Cool- I’ll look out for it!

      2. Even better- not even really anout him. Hmmm unless the connection was there and i missed it or didn’t know enough to see it! He’s mentioned as a favourite author of the main character if I recall correctly.

  1. I’m hooked on your serial! This feels like something old she’s stumbled upon in her ignorance of the modern world being the only thing that exists. So much begins with libraries!

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