Chapter 1: World Stranger

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In the midst of a cloud of fine yellow dust a lone figure wandered, stumbling in an imperceptible direction.

Each step was a struggle and each breath came out more and more ragged. The threat of death was prevalent in her mind as each gasping pant seemed to further tempt the slippery sand to slide its way into her lungs.

Her once overflowing yellow pack deflated. Behind her laid a path of weighty, useless items, a trail of abandoned provisions.

She knew that the desert would surely devour these choose morsels as willingly as woodland creatures had a breadcrumb trail.

Word Count: 100