The hunt for knowledge….

Today, I find myself on a hunt for knowledge. Specifically, a search concerning the breadth, and the style of short stories. As an avid reader, I have read short stories before, however, as a writer, I have no idea how to start or finish one.

Some of my favorite writers have penned short stories. Twain, Faulkner, and Hemingway are just a few that cross my mind this morning. I sit in the Iuka library, surrounded by the knowledge of writers both past and present. Surely, finding a short story should be a simple task in such a well-read place.

The library is well lit, I place my glasses on to improve my declining eyesight, and I start my search by asking the librarian where the short stories are housed. She goes to a computer to pull up the section, and while she searches, I look at the books for sale.

“Sir, do you know how to use the Dewey Decimal System?”

“Yes ma’am, I know how to use it.”

“Look in section 808.3 SOR.”

Armed with this information, I head off to my aisle in search of the book which will show me the format needed to guide me on my quest to be an author.

It’s missing.

My search is foiled, however, the morning is not a complete waste. I have found several books to purchase, to name a few: The Pilgrim’s Progress, Death of a Salesman, and An Angels Story.

Plus, I am out of the rain. All in all, it has been a great morning. Now, I press onward to another venue to search for the knowledge I am missing.

Until next time,


12 February 2020

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