Outland, the realm of the dead. Thalia had often heard the elders in her village joke that all roads lead to Outland, if one will walk them for long enough. Now, as she fell to her knees, exhausted under the hot sun and surrounded by desert, she finally got it.

Here’s a little snippet from a longer piece of fiction I was writing a while ago. A well known saying in the fictional world is that you can walk to the land of the dead if you’re willing to go far enough (as in, you’ll die from exhaustion). Was thinking about it this morning so thought I’d have a go at saga-izing it. Enjoy!

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