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Book Shop

* Author’s Note: So this idea sparked up in my mind, and it was intended to be a poem but it unraveled into a story. Hope you guys like it, I used second person because I wanted to try something new. Please let me know what you think of the story any comments are greatly appreciated. *

{ Listen to while reading this: Stuck On The Puzzle // Alex Turner }

The smell of coffee as you walk in, searching for something more than just a book. You quickly run to that corner table you love so much. You feel the stares as you load the table with all the peculiar books you are interested in. The touch of the old pages bring you alive. You feel a speckle of sadness; you didn’t find the book you hold so dearest.

As you’re reading, you notice all the people walking in and out. Their faces are full of desperation and hope.

You are about to ask the bookshop owner the whereabouts of the book you’re looking for, but you see him locking eyes across the room with his wife.

A twinkle of love in his eyes.

You hope to find unwavering love like that one day.

The hours go by like seconds, your eyes are sore from all the reading. You hoped to find that special book you always come to read, but it seems to be missing. As you’re packing your stuff, you stumble upon the book you were so desperately looking for. You open it and with that a note with coffee stains falls out.

“You see, this is my favorite book too, I finally gathered the courage to steal it from you for one day.”

You look up and a boy with smudged glasses is smirking at you.


Words by Grecia V. // Photography by Juliette Bélanger.

© 2015 Reef Magazine

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