The Old Book

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I don't know if this was a dream or a nightmare but I think it's unique.

Submitted: June 25, 2016

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Submitted: June 25, 2016





We have our own interest of books, since there are many types of it. Also makes good sense, and everybody wants to read a different book .This is a story about an old book I dreamt about last night.

Last night, I had a weird dream. I dreamt I was an old dusty, dirty and forgotten book. It felt really weird because, I always wondered what it would be like to be an old, dusty book. My thoughts were interrupted when a young man started dusting the dust off me then, he returned me to the shelf. I thought he was going to read me since I was a book about history, and I have very little interest in history. Suddenly, I felt something gnawing inside me. Then it came out—a bookworm! a bookworm came out of me. It was both disgusting and horrifying! It started chewing my cover and the silky pages. I tried to move and ask for help, but I couldn’t. Next thing, the book beside me started talking to me. He said.’’ Why hello there! You should get ready. Just because you’re an old book, the librarian will dispose of you.” Panic was in full bloom in my chest then I felt silent. So this is what an old book feels like, abandoned. Before I knew it the librarian burned me. At an instant, I woke up. First thing I wanted to do when I woke up, I wanted to check the bookshelf for old books, but I didn’t. I sat down on the bench and thought, books should not be abandoned. Books are friends , books are a kind of treasury. We should treasure it and take care of it. Until now I cannot tell if it’s a nightmare or a dream but, I think it’s unique.


  • Arielle Jumawan

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