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Beowulf short story

Beowulf: Short Story

In the beautiful town of Ventaria, which is located near the southern-

most point of Ireland, a once proud colony of people enjoyed the magnificent

surroundings and a simplistic life. Brian the Great, beloved ruler of the

Ventarians, had been killed by the evil Filth-Sammich. This vile creature, with

a crocodile-like build, had a head larger than the immense church in the center

of the town. When fully-opened, the mouth of the Filth-Sammich could open wide

enough to fit a large tree. It's powerful jaw and razor sharp teeth were feared

by all that knew about it. The beasts' torso looked large enough to contain the

entire population of Ventaria, and still have room for an elephant or two.

Finally, the tail of the Filth-Sammich was so long and powerful, it could wrap

around and crush the massive castle of Brian the Great. Although Ventaria no

longer had a ruler, fear of the Filth-Sammich kept the locals in line. In order

to keep their town, the people had to bring food to the creature, as soon as it

was available. They also had to give him all their precious valuables. The

Filth-Sammich allowed the Ventarians to eat enough to stay healthy, but nothing

more. Before the Filth-Sammich arrived, the people were loyal and faithfully

devoted to their respected ruler. The monster lived in a gigantic cave which

was a ten-minute walk to the edge of town. It was rumored that when the Filth-

Sammich swallowed you, you were slowly digested over a week or two. The beast

also made it clear that it had powers beyond the forces of nature that allowed

him to mentally witness the actions of anyone within the borders of Ventaria

simply by thinking about it. With this in mind, townspeople were obedient and

compliant towards the wishes and demands of the Filth-Sammich.

Warriors that were still loyal to their deceased king, had developed a

secret signal that the Filth-Sammich didn't pay any attention to. When a

warrior asked another about his harvest for the Filth-Sammich, it meant that

there was a meeting in the abandoned farmhouse on outside town limits that night.

Here, the monster could not detect or observe. When these meetings were held,

the soldiers would relax and speak of rebellion against the Filth-Sammich.

Drinking and socializing took place in this farmhouse, giving the men a sense of

security. They would talk about how they could slay the mighty monstrosity

evil-eradicators. One soldier in named Urther announced that he could defeat

this terrible fiend. Although Urther was the strongest and most skilled warrior

in the group, his comrades were skeptical. So, Urther told them that he was

going to go slay the beast, proving his worth. The other warriors made futile

attempts to convince him not to, but he was determined. So, Urther's fellow

soldiers gave him the finest equipment they had. They gave him the strongest

armor, a superior helmet, and finally, the sword of Brian the Great. With this,

Urther set out to achieve an inconceivable task. He knew that his odds were

stacked, but, with a fearless and determined state of mind, he made the trek to

the cave of the Filth-Sammich. He knew that when he defeated the monster, he

would be known as the greatest of all warriors.

When he reached the cave, he snuck behind the beast while he was

admiring and sorting the riches it had taken from the Ventarians. What Urther

had forgotten, was that the Filth-Sammich could see him now that he was in town

limits. With amazing speed, the creature spun around and swung its tail at

Urther. Urther was not ready for this, and the Filth-Sammich's tail knocked the

sword out of his hand, while at the same time breaking his leg. Urther tried to

fight the huge monster, but he was in quite a predicament. The beast picked up

the brave warrior and flung him into his enormous mouth. Quickly, Urther

grabbed hold of the monsters tongue and held on for dear life. Flying back and

forth, the Filth-Sammich tried to fling Urther from his tongue, but Urther's

grip was holding. Urther kept hitting some hard object at the back of the

creatures throat. He realized that this was the beast's spinal cord. With an

overwhelming feeling of determination and confidence, Urther punched at this

bone structure with every ounce of strength in him. A shattering noise sounded

throughout the cave as the cord was severed. The Filth-Sammich let out a scream

that was heard miles away. With a broken leg and bloody fist, Urther managed to

free himself from the mouth of the dead monster. He got the sword of the king

and painfully crawled his way back to town where his victory was celebrated.

The astonished Ventarians unanimously appointed him king. The story of Urther

and the Filth-Sammich circulated around the world; giving Urther the glory he

worked so hard to achieve.

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