2016 #AtoZChallenge - The great Hoist!

For those who are here for the first time, this is an interactive fiction adventure. I will write a scene every day, and my visitors will vote for where they want the story to go next, by leaving a comment on the post. You can start from the beginning here.

"Gorilla! I need your help! To me, and horse!" Andy shouted over the crowd.
Gorilla rushed to his side and said, "What is it Sir?"
"The Squirrels! Do you see? They can't get past the top of the wall. I need you and Horse to hoist me up to the edge so I can see what is threatening them there."
After a brief logistical conference with Horse, Gorilla climbed aboard his back. He gripped Horse's mane with his dexterous toes and with a "hup!" popped Andy up above the edge of the wall. Andy gripped the edge of the wall so he could actually flip over it, and was immediately glad he hadn't just allowed himself to fall over.
Just past the lip of the wall were snakes. Lots. Of. Snakes.
One of them saw him and attempted to strike, but hit the leather of his boots and thankfully was unable to penetrate. A squirrel popped up next to Andy and hid behind his boot for safety.

What should Sir Andrew do?
Ignore them and walk long the edge to somewhere safe
or jump Into the fray and do away with as many as he can?

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  1. Kill the snakes. Then sell their skins to shadow-lurking, trench coat-wearing, strangers.

  2. Does 'Sir' Andrew have a choice? He has to jump into the fray, everyone's counting on him and he is a chivalrous knight isn't he?
    @KalaRavi16 from

  3. Yikes, snakes! My grandma would say run away because she's afraid of snakes.
    Ignore them and walk along the edge to somewhere safe.

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

  4. Walk along edge and ignore. Ugh. Snakes.

  5. Well, I can tell you I definitely would not jump in. I hate snakes...any snake. But if one is a Knight, one does have to consider more than ones own fears. I would load a shotgun and sit on the wall and have a "blast" killing those boogers. But, alas, probably no gun powder in Sir Knight's realm. So, he must unfurl his sword and jump into the frey!!
    Revisit the Tender Years with me during the #AtoZChallenge at Life & Faith in Caneyhead!

  6. Not sure if I'm too late, but I think he should jump into the fray!

    ATSP @ Deeply Shallow


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