Never alone

The universe (which others call the Library) is composed of an indefinite andperhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries – Jorge Luis Borges, The Library of Babel

Another day faded as the library was closing.

For the aged librarian it didn’t matter.

Daytime never brought visitors and he always stayed behind — alone.

The library contained adventures, his journey and his friends; and locking the doors he sighed behind his desk watching how books burst into bloom while from the poetry section the talkative flute was heard.

Tonight he would travel with Basho on narrow roads to the interior… but before they left he made himself some Oolong tea.

Cradling the cup in arthritis-hands, he felt its warmth — his lover’s breast.

He had never been alone.

Many of you might have came across my aged librarian before, for those who have not, he is inspired a lot from the writing of Jorge Luis Borges, but he is also part myself. Some day I will put the life of the librarian into a book I hope.

Friday Fictioneers is a reading (and writing) adventure under supervision of head librarian and superior custodian of imaginary frogs Rochelle. Visite her to learn more on how to create stories in 100 words.

Click frog fore more stories.

September 11, 2019

60 responses to “Never alone

  1. A reference to one of my favourite stories. This one is surely to be found in one of the pages in one of the books in one of the hexagonal cells in Borges’ library

  2. Björn,

    You hit the nail right on the head. We watch a lot of travel television shows because we are unable to travel much any more. And we see things that we would never see if we traveled. And you are never alone!!


  3. Love the librarian…and yes, you should put his life into a book. And then, put said book into a library! 🙂 ❤

  4. It’s been a long time since I have read his works, I have blurry memories of some short stories. I think I need to get reacquainted with Borges.

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