Write a story about someone who volunteers to read for others at the local library, and how it impacts their community.
Posted in Adults on Dec 2, 2022
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✍️ 22 stories
“Through Their Eyes” by Denise Mastrocola
“The children’s story time begins in fifteen minutes,” the young assistant said, glancing over at the head librarian expectantly. “That’s right,” the woman replied, calmly shifting books back and forth, sorting them into neat stacks. “Is the room prepared?” “Yes, but our reader hasn’t arrived yet, and there are already several children and thei...
“Spaghettification” by Jacob Brown
“‘Finally, if you were foolish enough to jump into a black hole, you would experience the exciting phenomenon called spaghettification. This is when your body gets stretched into a noodle by the extreme tidal forces as you approach the singularity, and you’re eventually torn apart atom by atom. Some would say that it’s the most noble way to go out. In the next chapter, we will calculate how long it will take for...
“PROJECT READ ALOUD” by Julia Corliss
The sign on the librarian’s desk read: “Readers Wanted for Project Read Aloud.” Sherene stared at it as the librarian stamped the book that she had selected for her weekly reading fare with a return by date. “There you go,” said the librarian startling Sherene who had been lost in thought. “What is Project Read Aloud?” Sherene asked. “Thank you for your interest. Here’s th...
“Julia” by Jill J
Her name was Julia. So classic, yet pronounced so differently depending on who said it. It was that pesky ‘J.’ It sounds different in Spanish. She never thought about its pronunciation when she was little, living with her parents in their first Baltimore apartment. The child of Guatemalan immigrants, Julia remembered the journey only vaguely in distinct flashbacks - they stopped for elote somewhere, there was a ...
“Fire Under Her Ass” by Bella Fox
“Alright guys, are you all ready for winter break?” I asked the kids, smiling at them. We had just finished reading a story in the library, and I wouldn’t be seeing the kids until school started back up again in January. Which was truly a shame, because I adored reading with these kids, they were all so sweet, from loud, brash Simon, who was here because his mom thought it would help him mellow out (it wasn’t working), ...
“Frank” by Dan Coglianese
During my four years at college, I was in a fraternity. Delta Chi. Best group of goofballs I’ve ever known. We didn’t just party and watch sports. We actually had a somewhat positive impact on the community. There were committees made up of a few guys who oversaw whatever focus that particular committee had. Mine was Philanthropy. When I ran the Philanthropy committee, I got in touch with the community public l...
“The Lasting Difference” by Chirag Gandhi
Once upon a time, in a small town nestled in the rolling hills of rural America, there was a woman named Emma who had a passion for reading. She spent many hours each day with her nose buried in a book, lost in the pages and transported to distant lands and fantastic worlds. Emma had always dreamed of sharing her love of reading with others, and one day she decided to volunteer at the local library. She o...
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