Help! Help!!

cooltext1108140704Help! Help!!

Somebody please help!

They have been kidnapped!!

I tried my best to prevent this abduction.

Alas! I failed miserably.

The odds are that I may never see my friends again. This nearly breaks my heart.

God willing, if they do come back in my life again, they’d never be the same. Seeing them all torn and mutilated, tears me apart.

I am told that I must not act so possessive.

But I can’t help when these are the friends who gave wings to my mind and flight to my imagination, my best counsellors… teachers…

Please return them back.

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I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words 8th – 14th December 2013. The Theme for today is Books.

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95 thoughts on “Help! Help!!

  1. Brilliant take on the prompt Shilpa. I feel that most of the time when people borrow my books and never bother to return them πŸ™

  2. I hate to loan out my precious books. I very rarely buy books. I usually check them out of the library, therefore, if I buy a book it is because I love the story and want to own it and want to read it over and over!! I have let my children read my Harry Potter Books…but I always want them back in the condition I gave them out. This was brilliant! β™₯
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    • I know what you mean, Kathy. The books that we buy are so precious and anybody mistreating them is so painful! Thank you, glad you enjoyed this post, Kathy πŸ™‚

    • I know what you mean, Sheethal. I have hardened with terrible experiences, so that’s why a clear message in the cupboard itself about ‘No Lending. No Borrowing’ policy! πŸ˜€

    • LOL πŸ˜€ That’s not an empty plate. It’s a decorative plate which has analysis of my name on it. Its stand got lost in various shifting, so it lies like this in this library cupboard! πŸ™‚

  3. Shilpa , when I was in I std I had a collection of ACKs , I used to put a star on the page page corner as a sign of identification and passed it on to my friend but with a warning to return it. After a few days , another friend gave me a ACK and told me to read and return it and I told her that I had already read it but on proper scrutiny found it to be mine with the star intact but torn and bruised.

    • I can relate to your pain and anger. I remember once a colleague from husband’s office took a few books. Even after months she never bothered to return them, daily reminders to husband were falling flat and then I called her up, she acted so weirdly, as if I had committed a crime by asking her to return my books! πŸ™„

  4. Very hard, not to feel possessive when it comes to books πŸ™‚ I’m in full agreement with what you said πŸ™‚ Books are like your babies πŸ˜€ you touch them, feel their love and love their special smell πŸ™‚ And quite an enviable collection you have there πŸ™‚

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