This challenge is produced by GirlieOnTheEdge with the following simple rules:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word – BOOKMARK
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I am standing, somewhat stunned, in the very limited English-language section of a small public library in a small town somewhere in darkest France.
This place is far off the beaten track, and the locals, most of whom have known each other their entire lives, are a tight-knit community, wary of outsiders in general and doubly so of foreigners, although they treat me, a writer and the sole anglophone, with polite curiosity.
The paperback in my hand purports to be a thriller, but the author is unknown to me, just one of the seemingly random selection in the poorly lit ‘Foreign’ corner which also includes, I suppose for educational purposes, a smattering of books in German, Italian and Spanish.
This is my first visit to the library, and the reason for my shock, which has my mind racing and my blood running cold, is the bookmark protruding from the top of the pages.
On it are written two words, which mean an awful lot to me but nothing, to the best of my knowledge, to any other person (or at least any other living person).
These words, scrawled in black ink, say, quite succinctly, what I did, and where I did it.