It was warm and dark, inside the riduculously large cave. I looked at huge stalagmites jutting up from the floor like spears. I saw a man, sitting cross-legged in the middle of the cave, a fire burning beside him. I smelled something I couldn't quite place, something delicious. "Hello. What brings you to the cave of the shaman?" he said, waving me closer. I took a single micro-step forward, puzzled by this strange hermit. "I'm here for the Meaning of Life. I was told that you held it here." i said, trying to keep my voice steady. "Yes. But first, you must get past the Sphinx. It's very clever, and it will not let you get to the meaning of life easily." the man said, throwing powder into the fire. I gulped. Sphinx? What ki

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Gone Awry almost 10 years ago

Hi. This is me, the author. Just to let you know, the last sentence is "What kind of dream is this?"

Gone Awry (joined almost 10 years ago)

I have been many places, seen many things, been many things as well, but what I shall never stop being, is a writer, a traveler of dreams and the human soul. My name is none of your concern. Call me anything or nothing; I may not answer to anything, or answer to everything.

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philosophy fantasy adventure

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meaning life fire Man sphinx

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