The Beginning

It’s not long before you realize you don’t know where you are. Confused, you try to squeeze some kind of useful information from the spongy mass of your brain. Was it some Gonzo substance binge that left you in this state? Perhaps a traumatic accident left you with temporary, yet plot advancing, amnesia? “Where Am I?” you ask to nobody.

The surroundings are unfamiliar, but a quick examination of your pockets reveals you are naked and so don’t have any pockets. “Keep calm,” you say reassuringly to yourself – but you don’t listen and start to panic. Standing in the middle of a baking asphalt basketball court, the heat creates shimmery waves distorting your already skewed perception. There are two gates, one to the north and one to the south. Strangely, the gate to the south is blocked by an unknown individual dressed in an elephant-mascot costume. The elephant bounces a black stippled basketball, slowly and unflinchingly. He stares at you without any sign of emotion. His costume is stained with an unidentifiable red substance. Suddenly your last meal, unremembered, but not forgotten, rises up in your stomach.

You have a bad feeling about the elephant-man, who is not an animal, so decide to exit through the north gate. Sirens ring out as you take your first steps, and two marked police vehicles screech to a halt in front of the gate. A disembodied voice issues from the cars “Lie down on the ground and interlace your hands behind your head, NOW!”

It’s impossible to lie on the ground because it’s too hot and you’re not wearing any clothes. You’ll burn yourself, and that hurts. On the other hand, the only other way out is blocked by a mysterious something that gives you “NO-feelings” all over. The pressure mounting, you decide to make your escape. “Screw it, I’m out!” you yell and bolt for freedom.

A SOUTH EXIT THROUGH THE ELEPHANT MAN – CLICK HERE
FIGHT THE SYSTEM – CLICK HERE
THE LAIR OF SHANNON ALLISPLURAL – CLICK HERE