The giggles and shuffling that signaled that a new school year would soon begin tickled at the edge of her consciousness as she examined the books in her arms. Although it was rather difficult to concentrate with all the exuberant first years that kept brushing by her in their search for school books, her eyes remained fixed on the titles in her hands. She drifted slightly from her path to the front of the store as she inhaled the musky scent of the books she currently held tightly in her hands.… Read More

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