Contributor: Zachary Zuccaro

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Lauren's dream had always been to visit the Library of Congress. She loved books – their appearance, their odor, their covers, the sounds of the pages turning. Of course Lauren had been to libraries before – she cherished the quiet atmosphere, the rows and columns of books, the veritable temples of human knowledge and imagination.

Then one day Lauren's dream became a reality, she finally got an opportunity to visit the Library of Congress – the largest library in the world. The tour guide led her into an 8'x8' prison cell. A laptop lay on a small desk in the center of the room.

“What is this!” Lauren exclaimed, appalled.

“Oh, you didn't hear?” the tour guide replied, “The library was renovated – this was deemed more efficient than the old system so the library was moved here – isn't it amazing?”

Lauren said nothing; she walked to the center of the cell, grabbed the computer, and smashed it on the floor.

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I was born in Lynchburg, Tennessee and am now studying mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh. Some of my hobbies include reading, writing, playing in chess tournaments, going mushroom hunting, and listening to classical music.
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