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Whispering Maze

Embrace the Unknown

By Jenny HuynhPublished 10 months ago 2 min read
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Whispering Maze
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May. May was her name. Fearless May the villagers called her. For she could solve all puzzles and challenges laid before her. Enter May. Enter the Whispering Maze. Enter.

May entered. Challenge accepted. With a map drawn from tales passed down through generations of dreammakers she entered. Family members of those whom entered the maze and that remain unseen appeared within the dreams of their families. For generations and generations as if guiding the next generation to one day set them free.

Many villagers feared the unknown and the dreams. Believe or not to beleive? Proceed or let it be? Fearless May entered. Seeking to understand the truth behind the Whispering Maze and the connection of the villagers dreams.

As she stepped inside, the hedges seemed to shift and come alive, guiding her forward. But every path she took led her deeper into the labyrinth's embrace, and she soon lost her sense of direction.

Days turned into nights, and still, May pressed on. She encountered enigmatic sculptures and shimmering pools, each holding a piece of the maze's story. She found companions too—a mischievous fox and a wise owl—who seemed to understand the maze's language.

One evening, as the moon bathed the labyrinth in its glow, May encountered a fork in the path. Unsure which way to turn, she closed her eyes and listened to the rustling of leaves. The maze seemed to whisper to her, guiding her choice. She trusted the breeze and ventured to the left.

After what felt like an eternity, May stumbled upon a clearing unlike any other. A magnificent tree stood at the center, its branches adorned with countless gems, each radiating a different hue. At its base rested the coveted treasure—a gem that seemed to hold the very essence of the maze.

But before May could claim it, the maze itself came alive. The hedges shifted and converged, forming a barrier that separated her from the treasure. Like a test, a final challenge to prove her worthiness.

Drawing on the lessons the maze had taught her, May closed her eyes and let her heart guide her. She whispered her truest desire—to understand the mysteries of the maze, to cherish its stories, and to share its magic with the world.

In response, the barrier dissolved, and the gem floated into her hand. The labyrinth shimmered, its purpose fulfilled. May emerged from the Whispering Maze, the gem's light illuminating her path. She returned to the world changed. A deeper connection to the mysteries of the heart and the enchanting whispers of the labyrinth.

With the gem of the Whispering Maze clutched gently in her hand, May carried its radiant light into the world beyond. She had emerged as a custodian of its secrets, determined to honor the wisdom it had bestowed upon her.

Her journey continued, and wherever she traveled, May shared the stories of the Whispering Maze. She spoke of its shifting hedges and its sculptures that held echoes of forgotten tales. She described the lessons she had learned—the value of trust, the power of intuition, and the beauty of embracing the unknown.

Villagers were captivated by May’s tales. Curious to experience the magic of the Whispering Maze for themselves, to uncover their own inner truths and to find their long lost relatives, like a game. Truth untold.

The gem’s magic continued to be free, not confined by the boundaries of time or space, but carried forward by those who believed in the power of exploration, self-discovery, and the enduring magic of the heart.

Short StoryMysteryFan FictionFable
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About the Creator

Jenny Huynh

Facts can be fun, complex, and not as black and white as some may think. Be open minded, explore and discover.

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  • harry henry10 months ago

    Well written!

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