Burn the Map

...and the atlas and the guide book and the GPS and everything else that thinks it knows where you're going. 'Cause I'll tell you a secret, friend: They don't have a clue.

Welcome, traveler!  Is it a new world you're looking for, or perhaps a very old one?  Either way, your journey begins as soon as you click one of the links to the left (or up above, if you're inclined to the mobile devices).  Think of them as portals to other times and places... I mean, you could think of them as simple navigation buttons, but if you're going to do that, there are zillions of websites you could visit.  But you didn't.  You came here.  So saddle up, suit up, buckle up...  Grab your blaster, your sword, your spellbook...  Basically do whatever it takes to feel ready for adventure and dive into stories where no explorer or mapmaker has dared set foot.  Oh, and I almost forgot...  Where you're going, you might as well burn the map. 

New Content, July 12

Hello, travelers!  The Experiment is still running.  If you haven't read that post, below, do so now!  Speaking of which, have you ever been to an event where somebody is trying to whip up the crowd, and when the crowd cheers he does that predictable "Is that the best you've got?  I can't hear you" bit that is sometimes awkward and always annoying?  Well, this is going to have to be that part of the show 'cause five total votes is not going to get the next chapter of any of those stories up, and even if it was, we've got a tie!  So tell a friend, tell a neighbor, heck, tell a stranger as long as you're in a well-lit and populated area!

Still, I'm not totally without heart.  I've posted a different story, "Outside", in the Finished Stories folder, so head over there to tide yourselves over until we have a clear victor in The Experiment.  There is still a little twist, though:  There is something unusual about "Outside," or, more specifically, about a very common word and its place in the story.  Can you figure it out?  Put a comment here or on the story itself if you think you know!