Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Roadtrip Wednesday #69: Imagine that...

Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival" where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

This week's topic is: Invent your own mythological creature!

Let's see...

They live in libraries and wear clothing made out of the pages of books no one checks out.

They have ears like a kitten's that can hear sounds from all the way over in the Children's Section, warning them to hide deep in Reference.

They grow extremely tall and thin, but when they get spotted by a patron, they sink down into a shapeless blob and secrete scented mucus that tricks the patron into thinking that the creatures are merely napping homeless people.

They don't talk, but do occasionally make shushing noises.

They salt the library steps in the snowy seasons and spit on cars that stay in the drop-off spots too long.

Most libraries only have one, though large, downtown locations might have two.

The creatures appear when a library is born and die when it is closed.

If you've ever walked into a library and found the exact right book sitting in front of you at the exact right time, that was the creatures' doing. Don't worry about thanking them. They're only doing their job.

Librarians know about them, but they won't tell.

I call them: Bibliosaurs


  1. WONDERFUL! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. beautifully written.

  2. This was great! I love the name. That, and "They don't talk, but do occasionally make shushing noises."

  3. Bibliosaurs! Too cute! And I second Erinn, beautiful.

  4. oooh. I like. not easy to turn a description including mucus into something beautiful. but you did it!

  5. Awesome and so cute! And I feel like you should find a way to incorporate this into a WIP.

  6. Nice creatures! Now if they can just get me some book discounts too...

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I used to be vegetarian a ways back, but now I eat vegetarian here and there just because it's yummy. :)

  7. Lol Very cute - and they only make cloths out of the broken spine books naughty children didn't take care of - not simply underloved books.