She watched him, sitting quietly in the corner, a book in front of him, lost in his imagination. She willed him to look up, to notice her. They were kindred spirits, him and she. Every day she saw him in the library. They were both lonely lovers of books, seeking the fulfilment of magical stories, the wholeness of the perfect tale to fall in love with, the perfect character to obsess over.
She approached. ‘We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided..’
‘Harry Potter sucks.’ He got up and left.
Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).
To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.
I never got Harry Potter, or the obsession with it, but many continue to love it! The girl’s greeting is a quote from the books. Expecto Patronum is a spell that uses a happy memory to conjure something positive. Or something.
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