Written by Jacob Ibrag
Through the maze of trees, she kept running.
Tears escaped her eyes and watered the land as her feet raced towards the mountain.
Something was coming. It was too dark to know for sure.
Just keep going, follow the crimson fire that painted the horizon.
Towards the light, keep going.
No amount of obstacles could stop her feet from pounding away at the dirt.
Yet the closer she got towards the mountain, the more she could feel its breath on her neck.
All she had to do was cut around the emerald tree and leap over the sink hole.
One final jump, salvation.
She made her way around the tree and proceeded to jump.
Then it happened.
Her whole life suspended mid air as the sink whole grew in size right before her eyes.
Just reach for the edge!
Her body crashed into the sinkhole’s razor sharp walls with her fingers barely holding onto the slippery edge.
No way out of this.
Her grip was gone, as were her hopes for tomorrow.
She looked up onto the burning stars once more and closed her eyes accepting this fate.
This was it.
She let go of the edge and hurled into the darkness.
Her body disintegrated mid fall as she re-materialized back on the surface.
She quickly made mental note on the hole and started to run once more.
Two lives left, damn it.
I would love to know what you think will happen next.
What was she running from?
Where exactly is she?
Hope you enjoyed so far.