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Picture taken by my friend Cyndi Leos....thank you Cyndi.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Magpie #66: Temptation In The Library...

Photography byTess Kincaid
Writing Challenge, Hostessed by Magpie Tales

he stared at his potential porthole
of leather bound editions...
gathering his wits
he wondered if anyone
could hear the pounding of his heart...
despite the thunder
in his ears
he swallowed twice
hearing the hushed whispers
and muffled, seductive, giggles
from the isle
on the other side of him...
was he prepared to see for himself?
red handed proof,
the rumors were true?
his hand trembled
as he reached for
a handful of books....

~dkb~

8 comments:

brenda w said...

You build the suspense well. Great Magpie!

Reflections said...

This is a fabulous write... love the anticipation, the wondering...

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Ooooo, Peeping Tom in the library! Naughty! Or is his spouse on the other side of the books with another man? Painful.

That corgi :) said...

ohhhh, this was good; I had to read it a couple times to make sure I "got it" because I was having trouble "getting it" (long day). But makes you wonder what was in that handful of books he was reaching for and would his curiousity be fulfilled?

betty

Jinksy said...

Possible more like a telescope than a porthole? Books bring the world closer! :)

Tess Kincaid said...

I had to giggle since this brought to mind visions of John Malkolvich.

Steve Isaak said...

Sensory-effective, reader-grabbing work.

Bee's Blog said...

Whoops - discovery is at hand. I saw dark humour in this whether it was intended or not.