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