Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #111

Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from Celine Ylmz at Unsplash.For the visually challenged writer, the image shows a man with longish, gray hair wearing a brown trench coat standing in a bookstore.


Books held a very strong attraction for him. The fact that new books were now too expensive for him, made buying many out of the question. But he still saved some money every week from his pension and would browse in the old book store near his home.

Cathy owned the store and noticed him standing by the display many times, only to go out without buying any books. She guessed that the price of even the used books may be out of his reach. She thought of a clever way of helping him.


Can I help you with anything”, she asked.

“No thanks I am just looking around”, replied the gentleman.

“You do know we have a lending system here as well. You can pay security of $5 and take two books home for reading, just like a library. When you are done, you can exchange them for more”

The light of happiness in his eyes made telling the fib worthwhile.




45 thoughts on “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #111

      1. Even though I’m not truly wealthy, I justify any expense if it involves books!😊 If I were rich, I’d write big checks to all groups which promote literacy–it’s vital, like water, and opens wide the world!

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  1. Compassion at its best! Besides the Little Free Libraries but I’ve also been getting some books at the local charity shop on family day when all but one color of the price tags is half price. Pretty much most soft and hardcover are books are only fifty cents!

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