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  • I moved into a library last night.

    I felt a bit lost at first, I knew no one there, but my friend the word collector had told me whom to look up. So I did. Very cautious at first, I explored the bookshelves to sneak a peak at the titles and the covers, then withdrew quickly so no one would notice me. Being merely a leaflet myself, I wasn’t sure I’d fit in amongst such grand literature. I was a novice at the writing game; I felt I hadn’t yet earned the right to stand tall in such company.

    I found a vacant spot on one of the lower shelves and squeezed in between rather intimidating covers, feeling a little lonely. But it was warm there, the atmosphere was cozy, the air in the huge library was buzzing with low voices, and the soothing sound of multiple stories lulled me to sleep, ensuring wonderfully confusing dreams.

    In the morning I awoke to find that word had spread about a newcomer, and it was obvious that I was no longer invisible. Bright, alert eyes were looking down at me from the surrounding shelves. Heaven help me, I thought, I don’t know if I can pull this off! But friendly faces encouraged me, and the voices kept buzzing, the production of stories was ongoing, it was impossible not to be inspired. And so I set about this morning with an ambition to grow, to add pages to my name, to find new friends in this guildhall of storytellers.
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