A Hidden Place

(550 words) ‘Connect the Clues!’ said the library sign. “What’s that about?” I asked a female librarian, middle-aged and plain-looking, with a grey bob of greasy hair. She didn’t look up from her screen, instead pushing a flyer across the desk at me. “Thank you so much,” I said, my sarcasm seemingly falling on deaf ears. Hmm. It sounded quite interesting. There were ten clues to things in the library. You filled in your answers to be entered for a draw to win a £100 book token. When was the last time I had one of those I wondered. Probably at least forty years ago!