Awake – I

“Well hello there. We weren’t sure when you’d wake up.” said the man in the blue shirt. “Where am I?” asked Dave. “That’s a good question.” said the woman in the maroon tracksuit. Dave sat up, cold pine needles sticking to his clothes. He was in the middle of a large red circle of stones. ...

Questions – II

“Who are you people?” Dave asked. “Names Greg.” said the man in the blue shirt. “And I’m Carol, we’re the Welcome Wagon. And you are?” replied tracksuit. Dave looked round. The three of them were standing in a dense forest, with nothing but thick old pine and maple trees stretching out into the distance. The ...

Walking – III

“Where’re we going?” asked Dave. “It’s just a little further.” said Greg. “She’d be seventy two years old at this point.” muttered Carol. Dave followed Greg as they traipsed through the brush. The big old trees of the forest seemed to be all pines and maple, but the brush was a menagerie of flowers, berry ...

Excited – IV

The press of people was surprising, as was the size of the clearing in the woods. “What year is it?” asked one woman. “Have you heard anything about my family?” came another shout. “Can you get us out of here?” Dave took in the small mob, which was a mixed bag of men and women ...

Jennifer – V

“So we all live here, in the clearing.” said Kyle. “We do the best we can. None of us are like, science geeks or anything, so we live pretty simple.” said Roger. “Too simple.” said the woman sitting on the far side of the campfire. Dave was still incredibly disoriented and the day had passed ...

Acceptance – VI

Dave was surprised to wake beside the fire. He’d expected this all to’ve been a strange dream. “Morning Dave.” said one of the women from the mob. “Where am I?” Dave asked. “It’s alright. It takes everyone awhile to get there. But, you’ll get there.” said the woman and walked away. Dave sat up, the ...

Runaway – VII

“Where’d Dave go?” asked Carol, chewing on a few blueberries. “He made a run for it.” said Steph. “Just straight into the woods or did he take the path?” “He took the path.” Dave ran down a stretch of clear land. Sticking like a spoke off the wheel of the clearing he’d found this wide ...

Nothing – VIII

Dave sat. The day was getting away from him, the path becoming harder to see. “Hello!” he shouted. He’d been alternating between a run and a quick trot all day and was now incredibly thirsty. “Anyone out there? Hello!” Dave shouted. He’d seen no fresh water, no rivers, no creeks, no standing pools even. So ...

Four – IX

“Hey Dave. You must be starving.” said Greg. “You look tired. Why don’t you sleep and we’ll get you something to eat?” said one of the women. Dave was awful with names. He couldn’t remember anyone from the mob except; Greg, Carol, and Jennifer. “Where the hell are we?” he asked. “You’ll get there.” said ...

Answers – X

“So you guys cut the path.” said Dave. “Just like we cleared this area and built these cabins. Just like we built the fire pit and put the rocks around the arrival area.” said Ryan, one of the group. “I haven’t seen any stones, where’d you get them? Dave asked. “You gotta dig down a ...