The Library

Avatar Author: smdasilva {LoA} I am just a girl who always wanted to be a writer. Follow me on Twitter @smdasilva5! Read Bio

Anno sat in the library, a book open on the desk in front of him. He scanned the page, looking at the illustrations and text. It was all about a little known world on the edge of the galaxy. He turned to the next section.

Urf. That is what it was called. A place from before the beginning of time. Little was known about it and nothing was left. The beings who inhabited it had fought amongst themselves and destroyed each other and the planet.

Anno sighed. He couldn’t turn in a report to his history teacher with so little information.
He dug deeper into the book, clicking link after link. The history bot must have a glitch.

Finally he found an obscure reference that looked interesting. He clicked on it and let out a strangled gasp. What kind of creatures were these? Tiny orbs that passed for eyes on what must be the top of their heads. And they only had two of them! They were hideous.

Anno turned off the book and left the library, gliding on a slime trail. His friends would never believe this!

View this story's details

Prequels

Oh no! This story doesn't have a prequel. Want to fill in the blanks and write one?

Sequels

Oh no! This story doesn't have a sequel. Want to fill in the blanks and write one?

Comments (6 so far!)

Average Reader Rating

  1. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    Your reference made me think of the Urfworld webcomic. Coincidence?

  2. Avatar Krulltar

    Very ingenious and really enjoyable. I loved the phonetic spelling of Earth…‘Urf’ made me laugh out loud. As an Urfling, I’m offended that a slimey slug finds me hideous. :)

  3. Avatar smdasilva {LoA}

    @Jim – total coincidence, I never heard of the comic. I was just trying to spell it phonetically.

    @Author (Krully ;) – I am glad you got a chuckle out of it.

  4. Avatar Foolhearted

    Even in another world, history is boring. I like the sort of child-like excitement evoked by the ‘revolting’ picture.

  5. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Funny little version of the ‘them viewing us as strange’ motif in science fiction. I liked that he was reading a ‘book’ but clicking links to make it a bit more advanced.

  6. Avatar Petros

    I really like this. I did laugh, when what ‘Urf’ was, sank in. This really puts us in our place, as ’Urf ’ as we know it, occupies such a small part of timeline of the Universe. Well done.

This story's tags are