Friday, May 4, 2012

Blogwalking: Out Across the Sandscape


The ground becomes more sandy. The leaves underfoot give way to long, brown needles as from hemlocks or other conifers. Mottled rocks jut out from the sand. The air gets noticeably drier, the conifer needles underfoot rasp and crunch as you walk farther along the crumbling wall. The sand begins to drift into the gaps between the trees. You can hear a roaring, pounding noise off in the far distance. The trees thin out. It is considerably warmer now. The wall is nearly buried by the sand now. The trees are well behind you. Even the few stunted, twisted shrubs are becoming fewer and farther in-between. You reach the crest of a large mound of sand. There is a flat space at the top of the mound. Brushing away some sand reveals stonework. This once was some sort of round structure. A platform of some sort. Perhaps some sort of observatory or watch tower. The view is spectacular. Looking out for as far as you can see in nearly every direction the dunes go on and on and on into the hazy horizon.

Standing on the stone platform you realize that the sounds you heard before are coming from below. A quick examination of the platform reveals the outline of some sort of doorway. It is mostly covered in sand. The sounds remind you of waves crashing on a beach.

Do you...

Attempt to clear the doorway?
Blog One     Blog Two    Blog Three

Go back to the forest?
Blog One     Blog Two    Blog Three

Head out across the dunes?
Blog One     Blog Two    Blog Three



This is a continuation of Porky's Fantasy Blogwalk, a collaborative cross-blog Choose Your Own Adventure narrative that begins at The Oak and expands outwards across the blog-o-sphere as explained by the prime instigator and friendly coordinator of this online collaborative narrative, Porky himself in his 'Blogging Our Adventures' post.

If you have an idea for a scene that might come before, during or after this one, write it, post it on your blog, and link to this post as one of the choices/options available from your scene's post. It's okay to present more options even if those scenes haven't been written just yet. There's plenty of room for everyone and alternative paths are much appreciated and encouraged. If you do write a scene that links to any of the ones at this blog, please leave a link in the comments here so that we can add your scene into the link options here. Everyone is welcome. Make sure you check out some of the other paths that are already available—you might get some ideas for thing to add that none of us have gotten to yet!

To begin your own Blogwalk as a reader-explorer, we suggest going back to the BEGINNING.

If you'd be interested in participating by contributing your own scenes as a Blogwalk writer-blogger then read the Summary and Guidelines at Porky's blog.

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