I hope you have your cuppa tea/coffee and are ready to sit back, relax, and enjoy a sweet short story. I am back in Jeddah Writing Club and the October meeting was a resounding success. We met at the lovely Voila Cafe, acclaimed for its different kinds of hot chocolate. The member's shared amazing pieces, the topic was 'Bookshop' aka every writer's/reader's heaven! My inspiration was the the bookshop owned by Meg Ryan in the movie 'You've got mail' (one of my all time favourite movies). Yes its cheesy, I like cheese! Cheese is good. In moderation..of course.
I confess I wrote my piece on the day and the end in the car so as far as writing goes it is nothing spectacular, but I got positive feedback, I think its a good fun read especially if you know the references ;-).
One book at a time
I remember I dropped the book and as I was still in the bookshop and I immediately exchanged it for another one... I didn't know the nameless faceless writer. I thought sometimes it was the lady who owned the shop or her daughter who usually served me that they wrote notes for all their regular customers.
“Sooooo who is this secret admirer you've been hiding from the whole year. Who's sends you oh-so- cute messages.”
(I told her it was a special offer, she told me the offer ended in September and we were now in June- whatever-she was crazy).
I know until now you have lived and loved through books.
It may not be as perfect as on paper, but it will be more powerful.
It will be real.