It’s time for another fabulous issue of Kerrie Ann Salsac’s Chain Writing Game! The game where many authors add 100 words at a time in sequence to build a story.
This week, no one including Jadir, has ever ventured beyond the wall. After a bout of drinking and dare, Jadir gains the liquid courage to travel into the unknown. What will happen? Will he survive? What is out there? It’s all of us to find out as the story unfolds. Join us!
“There’s a neurolator down here in Sector 16,” said Hasshum’Al. He pointed to the hologram with a shell-covered finger. “Replace it quickly.”
Asshuluk’Bol scratched at the soft tissue beneath his shell. He’d need a new shell soon. “Sure. Tomorrow.”
“What’s the worry? They’re conditioned to avoid the wall.”
Hasshum’Al fluttered eyestalks in frustration. “If the Adjani realize the fear-generating neurolator isn’t working, they might sneak in. If they convince the humans inside it’s livable outside the wall, we might have containment trouble.”
Hours later, as Asshuluk’Bol attached the new neurolator. He realized a human stood next to him.
Hermit Crabs don’t grow their own shell. As they get larger, they have to find new shells.