Into The Wild – Chapter 16

August 18, 2019 alexandercollas 0
Chapter 16 – Matsugo Matsugo lay sprawled nude on a large flat rock above the entrance of their cave. It had become his perch. Where he studied. Where he spent his hours adjusting to this new life. It was secure; if he looked down, he could see into the tunnel leading to their current home. To the front lay the prairies spreading off into the distance. Behind him were great sheer cliffs which rose a hundred feet into the sky. It was always there, watching his back. Devon preferred the brightness of the day; Mat liked the nights. He did [...]

Into the Wild – Chapter 14

July 14, 2019 alexandercollas 0
Chapter 14 – Devon finds a Deity Devon lay reading on his stomach under a tree just outside the cave’s entrance. He liked this spot early in the day before it got hot. The sounds of the little insect in the grasses and the herds of wildlife and birds moving with abandon across the plains made him feel more connected to this place. Mat was probably right; they needed to get out. Sitting beside him was a little mammal; he had no idea what it was. I reminded him of a cross between a rabbit and a squirrel; it was [...]

Into the Wild – Chapter 13

July 9, 2019 alexandercollas 0
Chapter 13 – Devon Devon awoke and pushed the blanket away as a chill sent a wave of goosebumps rippling down his torso. His head was fuzzy; he’d slept hard last night. As he shivered, he realized he was lost, where was he. Rubbing his eyes, the surroundings slowly came into focus, and the momentary confusion turned into a smirk and then a smile. That’s right they lived in a cave now. They’d been here over a week, and still, he awoke confused. He looked down and giggled; he couldn’t help it; his new trusted friend was back, “Good morning, [...]
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Into the Wild – Chapter 11

May 20, 2019 alexandercollas 0
Chapter 11 – Devon I awoke the next morning to the feeling of a chill in the air. My first thought was to wonder if I’d set the thermostat on the A/C too low. As the breeze brushed across my body and with it the scents of grasses and flowers, I remembered the night before and where I should have been waking up. I didn’t want to open my eyes. What if it was just the A/C? I lay there for several minutes smelling the wildlife around me, feeling both fear and excitement, my eyes clenched shut. Then, when the [...]
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Into the Wild – Chapter 10

April 23, 2019 alexandercollas 0
Chapter 10 When Devon arrived home, he found sitting in his small apartment, a strange looking man with green skin, brown hair, dressed in a pair of black tights and a leather vest which showed off his warty green wrinkled chest. Devon let out a little scream of shock, “Oh, calm down; you knew I was coming,” snapped the troll. Standing, he bowed with a flourish adding, “I am Narod, here to serve you.” Devon stood for a moment with his mouth agape, still in shock, finally recovering he announced, “I need something to drink, would you like one as [...]
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Into the Wild – Chapter 9

April 15, 2019 alexandercollas 0
Chapter 9 Over the next few days, both began dealing with their imminent departure. Together they met friends, had dinners, saw movies and entertained. Finally, on the afternoon of the fourth day, they sat back where it started, alone together on Matt’s couch. Devon knew he needed to get home; it was time, but they were both worried now, and scared. “I guess it’s time,” said Devon pushing himself up off the couch. Chewing his lip as he walked to the door then paused and looked back, “I guess the next time I see you we’ll either feel like complete [...]
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Into the Wild – Chapter 8

April 9, 2019 alexandercollas 0
Chapter 8 “It’s real, Devon,” said Matt, smiling. “Well, it’s as true for me as it is for you. I met with Eluard. We talked, and I picked you, which is who they already had in mind.” “So, it’s real?” said Devon with a look of hopeful disbelief. Then his eyebrow lifted, and he tilted his head slightly, “You’re willing to leave everything behind and take this on faith?” Matt shrugged. “Isn’t that all we have in the planning of our future, faith? In ourselves, in what we know, and those around us that we trust? I don’t have anything [...]
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Into the Wild – Chapter 5

March 7, 2019 alexandercollas 0
Chapter 5 Matt wasn’t sure what he expected. His bedroom started to dim as if the sun was going down but continued until finally, he was standing in absolute blackness. For the first few seconds he remained calm but as time ticked on his resolve began to fail. What had he gotten himself into? Then, just as he was about to panic, off in the distance, he saw a dim light. The sunlight started to grow just as it had faded, but this time it was different somehow. It kept getting brighter, so bright in fact; he had to shield [...]
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Into the Wild – Chapter 4

March 2, 2019 alexandercollas 0
Chapter 4 When Matt opened his eyes the following morning, he was surprised to find the sun already coming high through the blinds. Glancing over he barked as he discovered it was just after noon.  Why’d he slept so late? He crawled out from under his covers shaking his head and cursing. He preferred to start his day more pre than post-sunrise if he could help it. He walked into the bathroom thinking about the errands he needed to run, removed his boxers, realized he needed to pee and then spend a couple of seconds deciding pre or post-shower. He [...]