Thirty-eight Years Later

This is a hint fiction piece inspired by a take a book, leave a book box near my job. I absolutely believe books are an escape from any kind of hardships in our lives, so I wanted this story to reflect that.

Thirty-eight Years Later

He lost everything after the divorce —
except his books.
“To keep yourself warm on the streets,” she said.

She’s still haunted by his smile.


As always: If you have your own stories you’d like to submit, refer to my submission guidelines for more details. If it’s a short piece like this, leave it in the comments.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. nschoellkopf says:

    I love the last line. It seems she’s intending to be cruel, but he’s quite happy with the distribution of property! Very cool.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! Always trying to make my stories multidimensional so I’m glad you picked up on it!


  2. No one can separate me from my books. No one.


  3. Jesus… I have read some horror stories… this is on a whole other level… I think I’d rather hug the Devil before this lady… at least you know what you are getting with the Devil…

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