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It’s A Library – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS



He stepped into the living room and stared in surprise. The walls were covered with bookcases filled with to overflowing with books. Books that wouldn’t fit on the bookcases had been stacked on the floor. He shook his head in amazement, then noticed that even the coffee table and end tables were covered with books, as well.

“Uh, Suzie?” he called.

“Yes, Robert?” she called from the kitchen.

“Don’t you think you have too many books?”

“Nonsense! There’s no such thing as too many books!”

“Are you sure? I’m getting a bit of a Hoarders vibe from all these books in here.”

“Don’t be ridiculous, Robert. You know it’s not hoarding when it comes to books. I’ve just created my own library. Now be a dear and bring me the cookbook for Italian dinners, would you? The third bookcase on the left, fifth shelf.”

Robert’s eyebrows rose briefly, then he shook his head slightly and made his way over to the bookcase for the cookbook. She was quirky, but he couldn’t help wanting to find out more about her.


From my Pinterest

Sheska’s home, from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Image found on Google Search. My apartment could easily look like this if I’m not careful 🙂


This post is part of the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, “more than a hundred” – write your post inspired by something you have more than a hundred of in your home right now (in my case, I chose books, which I do have more than a hundred of, I’m sure):

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 29/2020







Two Good Legs – Stream of Consciousness Saturday (Two)

So today’s prompt was “two”. As I didn’t sleep too well last night (silly me drank a Starbucks mocha Frappuchino an hour or so before bed), I’ve been feeling a bit tired today and not all mentally “with it” today. So when I saw the prompt, the first thing to come to my fuzzy mind were quotes or sayings with the word “two” in it, like “two heads are better than one” or “killing two birds with one stone”. But neither of them seemed to sound very good for a SoCS post. So the next thing to come to mind was a quote from one of my favorite animes, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. In one of the first episodes, Edward Elric, the Fullmetal Alchemist, and his brother Alphonse save a town from an evil priest using the power of a fake Philosopher’s Stone to fool the townspeople into believing he could bring the dead back to life. At the end, one of the girls from the town who had believed in the priest asks Ed what she was to do now that the priest and everything she’d believed were gone. He told her, “Stand up and walk. Keep moving forward. You’ve got two good legs. So get up and use them. You’re strong enough to make your own path.” Ed had lost a leg when he had tried to bring his mother back to life as a child, and had a metal prosthetic leg in its place.

This is one of my favorite quotes, because it is so encouraging. It tells you that no matter what happens to you, you have two good legs and are capable of getting up and moving on. It also tells you to not rely solely on other people to tell you what to do and what to believe, but to use your two good legs and make your own way in life.



Part of Stream of Consciousness Saturday: