Writing Prompt #15
A new bookish prompt. What would you like to read?
Your local librarian is known to be an odd person. They love their books and their library; they are very proud of all of it. There are many reading tables and nooks in the library where they encourage library users to stay and read or work, for as long as you like. They’ll even keep the library open late at night or early in the morning to allow people to spend time there.
They are also protective of their books, to the extent where they disapprove of people checking them out and taking them home. You have a feeling they would prefer the books to stay inside the building, though they have never outright refused to check out a book before.
Then you try to check out a particular book.
“No,” they say, sliding the book behind the counter, out of your reach. “Not this one. Never this one.”