Marvelous Tales #17 - [Down the rabbit hole]

in marveloustales •  2 years ago 

The following story is a result of not just one, but two separate writing prompts and also an entry to a contest found here.

The writing prompts were:



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Our baskets were already full with mushrooms, but we decided to check one last spot before heading back to the car.

We both saw a giant brown cap between the bushes and decided to go have a closer look. The terrain was very steep and covered in dry, brown leaves. A true slippery nightmare. Adam went first and I followed in his footsteps.

Almost at the finish line Adam suddenly slipped.

Strangely enough, he didn't seem to fall down the slope, but down and into the hill itself.

I instinctively grabbed him by his arm, but instead of saving him from the fall, he dragged me down with him.

We both shouted at the top of our lungs as we plunged into darkness.


We woke up in almost complete darkness and neither of us remembered when or how we hit the bottom. The ground was muddy and the air so moist we could feel water droplets beginning to form on our skin. The only lightsource were a few holes far above us and I guessed we fell through one of them. But that wasn't the worst of it.

What little we could see when our eyes adapted to low light was shrouded in mist.

»What is this place?«

»I don't know and I'm not sure if I even want to know. I just want to get out of here.«

»Count me in. I guess we have to find a way to climb to one of the holes in the- ... ceiling. «

»I can't see a darn thing because of this mist so I vote we pick a direction and stick to it. I don't want to be running around in circles down here.«

»Good id-... What was that?«

»What was what?«

»I could swear I saw something white move there!«

»I bet it was the tooth fairy, Adam. Come, this way,« I pointed in the direction with the highest number of holes in the sky.

»Seriously, look! There!«

»Quit playing jokes, it's not funny. I'm already trying really hard not to panic.«

»I'm not lying!«

»You're really expecting me to beli-.. Holy marshmallow pineapples! I saw it too!«

We immediately started running without any general direction just trying to get away when one of the creatures crossed our path.

»Oh look, they're bunnies!«

»Talk about falling down the rabbit hole. This is no Alice in wonderland! I want to get the hell out of here!« I yelled with anger.

10 minutes in the underworld and I was already losing my mind. I've hated mist since forever. You can't see anything and you can't do anything about it.

»Did you hear that?«

»Hear what, Adam?« I said visibly irritated. »More bunnies? Or is it unicorns now?«

»No, John. The echo.«

Adam shouted really loud to replicate the sound effect.

»Heard that?«

»You bet! Let's go!«

Hearing the echo drew a smile on my face. It meant we were close to a slope and therefore a step closer back to the upper world. We shouted every so often to stay on track as we were running toward the alleged underground mountain.

Suddenly, there it was. A steep slope right in front of us.

As always, Adam, as the more experienced hiker, lead the way up.

We were happy with the change in terrain from muddy to bare rocks at first but soon realised the rocks were wet and slippery due to the mist. We were advancing very slowly, carefully balancing each step and helping each other as much as we could. I could feel a bond of trust developing between the two of us. Our lives depended on trusting each other, after all.

As we were nearing the extraction point, the rocks got more and more brittle and the road became more and more dangerous.

Adam reached for a grip, made sure it was sturdy enough to support his weight and just as he decided to move, a bunny jumped right in front of him.

He got scared, letting go of the grip.

I reached for him in the last moment, catching him by the hand.

And yet again, Adam pulled me into the abyss with him.


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I thought the story was just great! I enjoyed it very much. I was wondering if you would take “falling down the rabbit hole”, literally or not. Upvoted and resteemed! Glad to be a part of it!

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I'm very happy you liked it! :D and yes, I thought long and hard how to use it, but together with the competition writing prompt, it just kind of happened haha :D
Thank you very much for the upvote and the resteem! :D
If you have any more ideas, I'm happy to write more! ;)

hello, @svashta
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Yo. Stop trusting Adam. He keeps pulling you into shit.

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Hahaha yeah, so true :D

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Apparently I'm having some problems with the eSteem mobile app again. It cut half my comment away, lols.
But yeah, I never learn who to trust :(

Calling @originalworks :)
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Nice, you got a 2.1% @minnowbooster upgoat, thanks to @svashta
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I liked your story @svashta, you may want to turn this contest story into a tri-fecta @mussybot is holding a fiction contest You should nominate yourself to participate. The more that see your work the better, promotion never hurts, much anyway. Like I said a nice story, and I will be adding you to my steemmag list.
(any upvote considered, please pass on to @samstonehilltube to help rebuild his Rep)

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Hmmm, are you sure it's @mussybot ? I cant seem to find the user

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Opps sorry, it's @muxxybot the link in my first is holding goes to the contest. Sorry, about the typo.

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Not a prob :D

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Thank you!
First for the kind words, second for introducing me to @mussybot and third for adding me on your steemmag list!
I'm on my way to check @mussybot's competition right now! :D

Haha nice. I will keep intouch and follow. I will check out the bigfoot one next. Awesome.thx

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I am very happy you liked it and I hope Bigfoot doesn't disappoint! :D