The Name

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
When the author loses his self-confidence, his name starts to slip down the cover of his book.

Submitted: March 02, 2008

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Submitted: March 02, 2008



Against his will, the author's name, printed at the very top of the cover of his book, started to slide downwards, little by little.  This slide started shortly after the author's self-confidence died.  The name tried every possible way to hang on to the place where it belonged.  It thrust its nails in the smooth cover as the sweat was pouring down.  But the name had become so heavy that its own weight pulled it down with irresistable stubbornness.

Every now and then the name looked into the abyss where the beast of terror was snapping gluttonously at him.  Drops of sweat mixed with tears.  The name dwindled and dwindled.Its nails broke off.  When the name reached the bottom edge of the cover, it looked up at the peak where it used to sit.Its eyes dimmed.  Soon the name fell into the abyss where it was smashed by feel walking in all directions with frenzied haste. 

Years later, this book became an ANONYMOUS literary masterpiece. 

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