The book leaves the shop, ready for its new home. Once there, it is nestled with care among other pristine titles.
“Welcome,” says the novel to its left.
The book is confused. “Wait, aren’t I supposed to be read before I’m put on the shelf?”
The shelves ring with laughter.
Rachel Prather (she/her) is a professional and creative writing student at the University of Cincinnati. She is an aspiring author currently working on a nerdy LGBTQ+ YA contemporary novel. Connect with her on IG at @rachelelizabeth.writes.