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.
"Turtle, can you tell me more about the Battle of the Sandbox?" Andy said, sitting on the floor next to the giant creature.
"Ahh.. That is ancient history, my boy. But it went much like all battles must. A great harm done, in a great place. To undo the wrongdoing, one side declared war. Many died. There were treacheries. A hero emerged - I carried him on my back, for a stretch. We thought we'd lost him, but he returned to us, with the great prize recaptured, and then there was peace. ..for a time."
"For a time?" Sir Andrew said, fidgeting in his spot.
"There are always more battles, child. Go find your Queen. End this fight as soon as you can, lest you lose someone you love."
Andy stood up, picked up his coil of rope and readjusted his cape. "Thank you, Turtle."
"You are welcome child."
Before he left, Sir Andrew took one last look around the room inhabited by the ancient giant. Thick draperies covered one wall, and he just noticed a giant stack of vegetables in one corner, with shredded bits of refuse scattered on the surrounding floor.
What should Andy do?
Venture back the way he came - perhaps the Queen really was near the King's chamber?
Veer left toward that Turkey!
or Explore that Vegetable corner.
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