This week’s Friday Fictioneers (100 words or less) photo prompt, courtesy of Rochelle W, is this lovely bookshelf, which bears a strange resmblance to
our friend’s George Packard’s personal bookshelf.  So….so prompted:

George Packard, retired schoolteacher, straightened out the books in his bookcase. He stepped back to admire his collection. He basked in a familiar feeling of satisfaction: a lifetime of reading, of learning. What happiness these books had brought him!

Ach! But why was he saving them all? Hoarding them? Savoring them so? Was he going to read them all again? Why all this clinging? This holding on?