Sticky Pages

17BB7522-5FA2-4A4A-B4E8-78F98001747F“The video footage was grainy, but Taylor recognized them easily,” Detective Jim Morrisey said to his partner, Ron Hayden. “Let’s head over to the city library and see if we can wrap this case up quickly.”

The detectives arrived at the library about 15 minutes later and met with the head librarian, Taylor Woods. “Miss Woods, Detective Hayden and I wish to thank you for taking a look at the surveillance video and so quickly identifying the three youths who were in here yesterday damaging the property. I know that must have been difficult for you,” Morrisey said.

“Yes,” Taylor responded. It was not only difficult, it was disgusting.”

“No doubt it was, but your identification of those boys will allow us to bring them to justice,” Hayden assured her.

“Well, they aren’t bad boys, really,” Taylor pointed out. “But you know how teenage boys are these days, with their raging hormones. But in a public library, of all places.”

“They’re guilty of destroying public property,” Morrisey said. “I’m sure there’s some law against masturbating onto the pages of library books.”

“Well,” Taylor said, “they were reading those Fifty Shades books, you know.” Blushing slightly, she added, “They are quite titillating, aren’t they?”

This is a twofer written for the Mindlovemisery Menagerie First Line Friday prompt, where the line is “The video footage was grainy, but Taylor recognized them easily,” and for Rachel Poli’s Time To Write Set the Scene prompt where the scene is the library.

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