Again, I present an entry to Wendy Strain's WOW555 writing contest. The theme is "buried."
The Golden Sentence
Local libraries grant cards, not immortality—there is little resource for someone who’s greatest fear is dying without having read all of the books. But, despite this fact, she continued to apply for new cards at new libraries as if the next one would be able to bestow upon her eternal life. So, at any given time, our literary Cortez would have about a dozen books out from half a dozen libraries, half of which would be overdue (fortunately, she was happy to fund her local library system). And, because reading some of most of the books is better than nothing, she would subsidize the reading of these volumes by visits to the bookstore which was a three minute walk from where she worked...Read More