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Luca stared at the unconscious figure lying next to him. The man wore a purple desert garb with some sort of cloth wrapped around his face, leaving only his eyes and the bridge of his nose exposed; a choice of clothing that contrasted greatly with the cool, grassy plains in which he was lying. The stranger’s eyes shot open, followed by a dry, raspy groan, “water…”
Luca jumped back in surprise, then crept back up to the desert man. “You want water?” he asked, knowing well before any reply what the answer was going to be.
“Water…” the man repeated.
“Here, take mine” Luca replied, and watched as the man drained the bottle thirstily.
Once he’d finished drinking, the stranger turned his attention to Luca. “Well, I suppose you have a few questions then.” The man said. “Let’s start with my name. It’s Lawrence, Lawrence Edwards.”
How would you continue this story? How did Lawrence come to be in a grassy field wearing desert attire, and why is he so thirsty? Has he somehow been transported thousands of miles in the blink of an eye, or has he come from another planet, another time, or another dimension?
Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments below.
Written by Michael Pulliene
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