#BookbedFictory 005: ‘Speak, Ma’

by Karl Mabutas Prompt: You suddenly wake up one day with the ability to hear everyone’s thoughts. “The rise of a seemingly mystifying epidemic is causing a great uproar across countries alike. This new disease, as described from multiple unverified sources, is currently being pointed at some new bacteria: The brain contracts an undetectable infection from an unknown source, giving people the ability to hear other people’s thoughts coming through in the form commonly spoken by mouth. An asset as it may seem, but what happens inside is that the neurological functions overclock, basically working the neurons more than 10 times…

Shelfwalking: The path towards being OC

by Karl Mabutas Nothing beats the refreshing look of piles of books lying around in your wonderful space. It is greener than nature, whiter than crystals, and shinier than the most expensive gadget you currently have. Why, you ask? Because those are the visual representations of your page-by-page success. The look and feel of recollecting your fun plot times with John Green, J.K. Rowling and the likes are too good and must be kept in the best condition possible. And today, I am about to unleash my beasts out into the virtual wilderness. I am to give a tour of all…

Buying Books on A Budget

by Karl Mabutas There I was, walking past shelf after shelf, my heart threatening to jump off my chest, when suddenly… Oh my! The book I have been looking for so long is finally in front of me! All these months I have tried reaching out for you but you were never there. Now, the time is right for us to be together. Just let me check my wallet firs—Oh f—! Stated above is my current book situation in a nutshell (to drag it out would only induce more pain). Being a college student on a budget means wants cannot…