Friday, August 01, 2008

CYOB - Science Fiction Double Feature!

The following post is my piece of Choose Your Own Blogventure.

Start at the beginning and make your own adventure!

Continued from Stefanie Says...


Xinni heard herself cry out, praying he was here. The mysterious voice was weak but, without a doubt, his. Confused and in need of support, Xinni followed the trail of wires and ship parts.

The trail wound down a steep hill covered with moss. The rocks were loose and she slipped more than once as she descended to the valley. At the bottom of the hill she followed more pieces of wire, buttons, and scraps. Ahead lay a thick grove of rock formations. It was a desolate and barren place. The darkness followed shadows and the shadows followed nothingness.

Xinni could hear her heart pounding in her ears. This place was dangerous. The feeling of being watched haunted her. As she reached the opening to the rock formations she stumbled. She stopped and turned to go back to the ship when Jax's voice caressed her ears again. He was calling out to her. She couldn't give up on him no matter what dangers lay ahead of her.

Continuing forward, Xinni crossed the threshold and left the valley behind. She moved deeper into the shadows of the towering rocks. A blinding green light spread in front of her. It grew in intensity as it approached her, and frightened, she fell to the ground. At that moment an enormous boulder came crashing out of the sky and landed only a few feet from her. As the dust settled Xinni saw the entrance was completely sealed by the boulder. There was no going back now.

She turned to examine her only way out. The shadows were blinding. There was something unnatural about their dark nature, as if they were not shadows but merely voids. Then she noticed the last piece of wire under her foot. She moved ahead cautiously to look for more clues, but found none. Left in the dark caverns, no trail to follow, Xinni felt a shiver run down her spine. She had to think, but there was no time. Jax could be in trouble and she needed to get away from these dark voids.

The only choice left was to keep moving forward. The voids seemed to shimmer. How was it possible for complete nothingness to shimmer? Xinni tried to put them out of her mind. She turned a corner and came upon a narrow path between two rocks. She was terrified of squeezing through them, but from the little light showing she could see that ahead the pathway widened. Suddenly, a rustling sound on her right made her jump. She turned and jumped back.

Just as she turned she saw a large hole in the bottom of the cave wall. Something was crawling through the hole, whether to escape her or have her follow, she couldn't tell. As she bent down to examine the hole she noticed a small rounded disc lying at the opening. It was a key from the ship. Xinni stood and looked around. Another piece of the ship lay close to the narrow passageway. Just then a loud piercing scream came from behind her. The rumbling of rocks could be heard above and the ground was shaking. She had to get out of there.

If you think Xinni should enter the hole (and follow whatever went in before her) click here.

If you think Xinni should enter the narrow passageway, click here.


At 7:35 AM, Blogger Mickey said...

All hail the Boognish!

At 7:44 AM, Blogger nancypearlwannabe said...

Wow, this section was thrilling! I think I'm going to have her crawl through the rock.

At 8:37 AM, Blogger Noelle said...

I like the way you wrote this. Very atmospheric...

At 4:40 PM, Blogger CarpeDM said...

God, this freaked me out. Great job! And title, by the way.


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