The Even Gentle
A new collaborative branching nanofiction
Ayo Nitzan shook the blood off. More blood came, splattering the white cabinet and countertop. Panic wasn't far behind, like a drum beating in the ears and a cool fire under the skin.
Ayo raced to the sink, scrubbed. No one would ever believe that story. Truth is only as compelling as it is sensible.
Fight, freeze, or flee: a choice that seems simple on the surface, but the surface is a pitted and dismal thing when examined too closely. Survival is rarely as simple as that.
But Ayo’s feet made the choice plain when they began to move, seemingly without conscious command.
Flight it is, Ayo thought -- and ran.
I'll tag in @lbrannon (if you want to play ).
1) Ayo encounters an enemy.
2) Ayo encounters an ally.
Copy and paste the story so far into a post of your own.
Add 55 words to the story.
Tag someone to continue the story.
Give them two choice points and the instructions.
Authors so far, this branch: @tvansantana @codenamesarah