Hey everyone last Chimera was a creative writing event. The rules this time were to take an illustration from an early 1800s book and write the short story explaining what was happening in the image. Here are what the teens came up with.
"I apologize for departing so suddenly, Mademoiselle, "the man said, as he took the lady's hand, placing a bright kiss on the back of it, his lips barely touching the skin.
Standing up straight again, he tipped his hat to her before leaving through the gate, his partner following him out.
The lady stood there watching until the two men were out of sight.
She knew that they would return someday. The kiss had been a silent promise of that. All that was left for her to do now was wait.
After several minutes, she turned, walking back down the hall, leaving the gate behind her. For a brief moment, she considered what it would be like if she could go with them. If she could do more than simply wait for them to return.
She quickly stopped thinking about that, knowing that her thoughts wouldn't change anything. Her usefulness was in that she would always be there; she acted as the one, solid, consistent reason for them to return one day. That in itself was her accomplishment.
Laura & Bailey
Laura Prestia and Bailey Murray are the Young Adult Specialists here at the Albany County Public Library.
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