First Library 📚

100 exact word count

By Ami (Gypsie) Offenbacher-Ferris

Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt.

This week’s photo has been graciously donated by: Ted Strutz.

The place was massive! I had to lean my head all the way back to see the ceiling and the bookshelves went that high!

The quiet wrapped me within its embrace. Long tubes of flickering lights bathing everything in a warm, yellow color and oh the smell! The delicious aroma of aging paper covered by miles and miles of ink forming words, forming stories. Bindings creaked happily, opened by my willing hands. I could read! My brain rejoiced! Letters turning into words, turning into sentences that turned into paragraphs of beautiful word-smithing.

Heaven! I had made it to Heaven!


  1. neilmacdon says:

    I could smell it

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  2. Bill says:

    Well done, Gypsie. Such a place.

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  3. Iain Kelly says:

    A magical place.

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  4. trentpmcd says:

    A little slice of heaven on earth…

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  5. Dale says:

    I love this, Ami. You had me there with you.

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    1. Thank you Dale! So happy to have you along!

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      1. Dale says:

        Was my pleasure.

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  6. jillyfunnell says:

    Lovely, Ami. What a deliciously described place.

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  7. Dear Ami,

    Wonderfully described. Heaven indeed.



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  8. It certainly sounds like heaven to me!

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  9. Margaret says:

    That library is alive. I love the images you’ve used, especially the bindings creaking happily. Very evocative.

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  10. Well described of a heavenly place!

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  11. GHLearner says:

    Beautiful writing that takes us all there. Heaven indeed.

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  12. Thank you so much GH! Greatly honored by your words. 😊


  13. msjadeli says:

    Ami, anyone who visits a library is in heaven on earth. What a wonderful concept to spend eternity there. I really like your story and its descriptions.

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  14. Thank you so much Ms Jadeli! 😊


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