I noticed a change in the view from my computer today. It was very slight, but it left me with an uneasy feeling. I gaze across the library at the units of shelving and there is definitely an increase in the space between the tops of the shelving units. We've lived with an uneven floor for years, but could the floor possibly be sinking? I'm sure it's nothing to worry about.
Back to work. I need to get my thoughts organized and get something done. I have books to weed and promotional posters to make and research to do. I can't spend my day thinking about a sinking floor. But, can I just ignore it? What if our building is built on a sink hole? How many people in Florida knew that their houses were going to be swallowed up before it actually happened? Maybe I should warn someone of what I am seeing. Is my imagination starting to take over?
What was that? Did the floor just shake? No, I won't believe that this is really happening. There it is again. Am I the only one that notices it? The floor is moving! The shelves are starting to sink! I want to move, but I'm held to this spot as I watch the center of the library drop. The dust begins to rise and I can't see clearly. I know that I need to get out before the building starts to fall around me. What will I find when I do get out? Are there other holes swallowing up the community? When and where will the next one strike?
It's a gorgeous day outside. I leave the library with a stack of books that will feed my imagination and make me wonder if I could ever piece together a story that could span two-hundred pages and hold the reader's attention causing them to stay up into the night to finish. Maybe not, but it was fun to dream.
Teen Read Week is coming up and we are sponsoring a short story contest. If you like to write, check out the submission guidelines. Otherwise, we have shelves full of books that will grab your attention and feed your imagination!