Ancient: Short Story 21

No. 21/100 100-word short stories for my 100 follower celebration!

Dust rises in a small cloud as I run my fingertip gently down the smooth cover. I feel my finger dip as I reach the embossed title, its golden paint long faded away. 

I let it sit abandoned for far too long, running from what I feared I’d find within the pages of this tattered tome. Now, it seems like it’s barely clinging on to life, struggling in vain to preserve itself against time—almost like a real person. 

Finally, I wave the dust away and open the cover. The leather creaks with a gentle sigh. 

And I begin reading. 

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