A library of corpses

PHOTO PROMPT © Sean Fallon

Enjoying my role as tour-guide to the Savage, his reaction to the Library was surprising. The idea of retaining ideas and stories in perpetuity was apparently horrifying; indeed he remarked:

“Ideas are like people; all are beautiful at birth. In their youth they are played with, tested. Mature ideas prove themselves good or bad. And when they die (and all do) they must be buried or burned. The old make way for the new.

Your…‘Library’…is full of idea-corpses. Whether good or bad in life, now they all stink.”

I must admit that placating an irate librarian was somewhat less enjoyable.

Genre: Historical Fiction (I guess so anyway)

Word Count: 100

Been struggling to get to writing recently; work has been busy, my wife has decided to start the Game of Thrones series, and I’ve been chasing Star Wars BattleFront PS4 challenges. So…I’ve been lazy I guess.

I’ll try to do better, I promise.

Anyway, thanks to Rochelle at Addicted to Purple for hosting, and thanks to Sean for the Photo prompt. Check out the other stories or try to write your own here.

Any critical comments appreciated.



Published by: wildbilbo

My name is Kristian Thoroughgood, alternately known as KT to my friends, or @WildBilbo on twitter. As of August 2015, I am forty years old. Australian. My blog is intended to be both a place for me to polish my creative writing muscles (not a double entendre) and for others to read and comment on my musings. Expect short stories, articles, essays and other brain dumps. My opinions are my own, and whilst I take care to be at least moderately informed about any topic I speak or write about, these opinions are subject to rapid change in the face of passionate arguments and greater evidence. Please note - on my blog, Evidence beats Passion.

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11 thoughts on “A library of corpses”

  1. What strange ideas the Savage has. I say there’s room for the old and the new 🙂

    I’ve given up trying the Battlefront challenges. I just run around and kill people and if that counts towards a specific challenge, then bonus!

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    1. Oh I think the Savage is almost entirely wrong…almost. While many ideas are worthy of retention, sometimes I think Certain ideas should rest in peace. 🙂

      I got the last challenge two nights ago – take down 10 airspeeders. Not easy 🙂

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      1. I’ve been stuck on that one to kill x number of people with that stupid ultra-powerful gun that has a range of about 3 inches. I prefer sniping from a distance while cowering behind cover!

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  2. Interesting thoughts. Some ideas stink, yet they are kept around forever. Others are eternally fresh, but only if they take a shower every once in a while. 😉 Great take.

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