Never can get too much of a good thing? This guy did. And at of all places, the library…
Each week Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about
This week it’s library humor.
He was biking, saw the detour sign, pulled over, and went into the library
He started reading
He got hooked.
Yessirree. Got himself a real bad reading addiction. He staggered out and collapsed.
None. Total physical compulsion and mental obsession with language. He’s a ruined
Maybe. But few ever want to recover once they start reading.
Sure. Folks don’t realize it’s lurking inside of them just waiting for the first flip of the
I think I’ll get me a reading shot as a precaution.
That won’t stop it. Total ignorance is the only deterrent.
Loved it Randy 🙂
Believe it or not, I just read Fahrenheit 451 for the first time — and this part made me think of the ill-fated chief fireman: “Folks don’t realize it’s lurking inside of them just waiting for the first flip of the page.”
So well done — great humor — but something dark lurking beneath it too.
Thanks. I don’t know that I read Fahrenheit 451. I don’t read much.
It was really interesting — much to think about — !
Wonderfully amusing. Reading can indeed be very addictive.
I took the cure…
There’s a cure? Destroy it immediately!
What did you write there. You know I don’t read. Are you funning me?
Haha, perhaps, perhaps not, you’ll never know.
My friend Clyde reads. I’m gonna have him read this to me. He’s a little slow about reading, and a little stoopid in the head, and toothless, whistles when he says his “esses” but he’ll do it. May take some time though. I’ll have t’get back to you on whether your funning me or not.
Great fun, Randy, and now I’ve learned what library humor is. Looks like for me I’m going to fight off the addiction with the best tool I have — Total Ignorance! Care to join me? Very fun post!
I would but I’m ignorant…
Out of the mouths of ignorami… 🙂 (Pun intended)
oh, a word scramble. I love those.
Ok. Could the word be origami?
Love this! The irony is palatable.
So when it comes to irony – does that mean that you eat your words?
Ha, I was thinking the very same thing when I typed my comment.
Great minds think alike.
Or maybe eat alike.
Now that’s irony.
Ahhhh,,,thanks for the chuckle !
I own it, I’m a reading addict too. No one told me I’d be hooked for life. No warnings at all! You’re not going to confiscate my Kindle are you ….?
Great story. 🙂
You didn’t read the fine print and that reader’s contract. did you?
Your Kindle is history!
uh-oh. Perhaps this guy needs to talk to the guys in Doug and Sandra’s stories. Can’t have intelligence taking over. 😉
What an intelligent statement. You must be a reader.
What about Ebola suits and disinfectant sprays? Will that work?
OK. But they’ll still have to go into isolation for 4 weeks – especially in New Jersey and New York.
There is a cure for the reading bug… and that is to get infected by the writing bug.. even worse..
Ooh. Just gives me shivers thinking about it
I fear I am doomed, but such a lovely way to go! Thanks for the story and the great picture prompt.
Maybe there is hope:
read not, fear not, want not.
So I guess Friday Fictioneers stands at risk of being declared a menace to public health. Long live the reading bug I say. Fun story.
Socialist. Infector of humankind.
Fun story … as an infected subject, I guess I’m doomed 🙂
Read Leona’s response.
repent your evil literary ways now.
Very good! I think I may be mildly addicted, I’ll need to watch my intake 🙂
Nobody can just read one page.
It’s a good addiction. Goes well with hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies.
The hell with the written word, I say!
Let’s go pig out on chocolate,
The reading addiction can never be cured. poor guy! 🙂
I know! The sadness is overwhelming.
Makes some Friday Fictionaires want to “check out” of this life.
Not me. I say reading isn’t the only thing in the world.
Bring on the dancing girls!
Delightful! I think many of us have this disease. Hooray! Oops, I mean wish I’d found the cure earlier, I believe it’s too late. Thanks for a really fun read.
Watch out for secondary symptoms…
Oh my this is awsome…made me smile. The only worst addiction than reading is writing and blogging;)
You got that right.
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Lol, loved it 🙂
If I could read and write, I’d write thanks.
This is a wonderful story! The Friday Fictioneers can certainly attest that both reading and writing are addictive. And I, for one, don’t want to be cured…even though I may be exhausted because I stayed up late to finish a book 😄
Dear Beyond Rehabilitation,
Some people are perfectly content in their reading addiction.
They miss work in the morning after staying up all night reading, spend hours in libraries, or no longer in existence book stores, or in the online market place, one of which starts with a capital “A” (and it’s not Amazing I’m referring to) to the detriment of their relationships with close friends and family members. They lose jobs, end up in isolation, live in fantasy worlds or prisons of their own imaginations.
But, on the other side of the coin, they could be overly involved in the Tea Party, intimately support Rand Paul, overindulge in both Holocaust and Climate Change denial, and cheer on the Ferguson Police Department.
So, who’s to judge?
Dear Randy – What a wonderful story and you have such a huge following which is awesome! Great story and perfect addict reading! You are such a good writer and I look forward to reading your writing every week! Nicely done! Nan 🙂
Other than saying, “Thank you”, I think you have excellent analytic skills, are highly perceptive and wise, and all this is aside from having such good taste and judgment. Don’t stop commenting on my blogs for the next two or three years.
Nice story. Total ignorance is the saviour of humanity
All Hail Total Ignorance.
Had Eve never taken from the Tree of Knowledge, we would all be living forever in Total Ignorance – happy, joyous and stoopid.
Your story this week was perfect for the prompt (and your prompt picture was perfect for your story [and all of ours]). Thanks for the inspiration.
and your comment was perfect for this writer.
Randy, Seems to be a hopeless case. Just see the damage a good education can do.
I know. It’s just shameful.
Thanks for the great photo that gave the inspiration for such good stories. 🙂 — Susan
I had to take the pic as soon as I saw it. I thought it made a great shot.
Fancy even thinking of having a reading-prevention shot. I take it this guy doesn’t know his words have been written down… 🙂
You wander into a library, you get books. A lifetime’s worth. I no sympathy for him whatsoever, in fact I am jealous of all the books that he has access to in that library that might not be in mine!
Yes, you guessed it, I’m a book addict too. I have managed to cut back somewhat in recent years to make room in my life for work and raising my children, but the books, they call to me ….
PS Thanks for this week’s photo
BTW check your cell phone messages, i think a few new releases just left messages for you….
I always enjoy reading the story from our “photographer of the week.” You certainly “brought it” this time around. A pity the poor fellow didn’t call Hooked on Phonics to get some help before this happened. Did he forget the number? 1-800-ABCDEFG
All my best,
Dear Marie Gail
Love your comments. Thanks. Gave me a chuckle.
Hooked on Phonics? I’ll have him “HOP” right on it next time.