Deal 1331: Amazed

Before I landed inside, I had a brief glimpse of a maze extending as far as the eye could see in all directions. I nearly landed on a rat, and rat and I became fast friends.

Months passed in that maze, exploring the area near the niche we called home, getting to know some of the other monsters, and meeting the occasional victim attempting to solve the maze. The weather was always pleasant, but some days we had loud background music. The worst of it was that it felt like living in a birdcage, on display.

Days passed. Days became weeks. Weeks became months. I don’t know how long I spent in that place, or how long I was really there. Because one day, the whole place shook and we heard the explosion. For the first time, we all realized that there might still be somewhere outside the maze. That we might have had some sort of lives before the maze.

And that we might be able to return to some semblance of normalcy. I found myself in a tide of creatures heading towards the sound of the explosion. Suddenly there were no corridor walls or floor. We had ran right off the edge into the crater, and were falling.




I don’t know if this will ever end. But I’ve been falling ever since, and it seems like I’ve been falling as long as I spent running the maze.