Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Deluge of Words

(Copyright Randy Mazie)

I was cycling to my local library when I was hit by a quote.



Bang! Straight on my helmet stopping me right where I was.  



I propped the bike against a pole and lay down bewildered.


It was a deluge of words.


The words, a reminder of my lie, that the books were lost.

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Written for Friday Fictioneers. Word Count : 100


Couldn't pass this opportunity to insert a link to one of my favourite songs.

24 comments :

  1. So well used quotations.. a good thing it can bring wisdom and realizations.

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    1. Thanks Björn, there is a quote about that too :-)
      “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
      ― Aristotle

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  2. I think everybody probably has one library book somewhere in their collection. It sounds as though your narrator has quite a few, not to mention a conscience. :)

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    1. Thanks Sandra though it has been said that:
      “A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.”
      ― Mark Twain

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  3. The power of a quotation! Well done.

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    1. Thanks Caerlynn. Quotations are useful indeed, it has been said:
      “Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.”
      ― Oscar Wilde

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  4. Damn quotations. Always banging away at one's conscience. About those books on my shelf, ... .

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    1. Thanks Patric I think his conscience might require some fine tuning.
      “Don't question your conscience so much--it will get out of tune like a strummed piano. Keep it for great occasions.”
      ― Henry James

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  5. It is great that random quotations lead to the realization. Well-penned. :-)
    -HA

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    1. Thanks HA, I am glad you liked it.
      “I have come to realize that we are born and we die and that the word 'freedom' is a man's greatest lie.”
      ― Harley Mei Kent

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  6. the words remain with us long after the books leave... Randy

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    1. What can we do without words Randy?

      “Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”
      ― Rudyard Kipling

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  7. Dear Subroto,

    If you're going to be hit with a deluge of words, those were some of the best. I like the way you wove them together. I always loved that line from The Wizard of Oz.

    Thank you for slipping in your favorite Beatles song. It's one of mine as well.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle. Words can take us places
      “The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.”
      ― Roald Dahl, Matilda

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  8. Indeed, the books are not lost. They seem to have a life of their own. Great story.

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    1. Thanks Margaret. Books are our friends :-)
      “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
      ― Ernest Hemingway

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  9. Great quotes! Nicely done!

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    1. Thanks Barb. I like quotes too.
      “[A] quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself, always a laborious business."

      (The Record Lie)”
      ― A.A. Milne, If I May

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  10. A deluge of sayings. I love them.

    Lily

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    1. Thanks Lily, glad you liked it. Unfortunately there was a 100 word limit, otherwise I would have added more.

      “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”
      ― Pablo Picasso

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    2. Subroto, Good quotes. Looks like it's time to tidy up. With a fine like that the library can buy another book. Well written. :) --- Susan

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    3. Thanks Susan. Whatever the cost of books, the libraries are priceless anyway.
      “Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.”
      ― Walter Cronkite

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  11. What a fantastic post ... well done!

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    1. Thanks Georgia.
      “What is admirable about the fantastic is that there is no longer anything fantastic: there is only the real.”
      ― André Breton

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