You're lying on your back. The air feels dry and dusty. Everything is dark.
[[Open your eyes.]]The sky above you is reddish pink. A dusty haze floats in the air above you.
[[Sit up.]]You pull youself to a sitting position. About a hundred feet in front of you, there is a huge cliff rising up and filling your field of vision. The rock around you is gray and hard.
The wind blows past your ears. You register the cold without feeling it.
[[Stand up.]]You climb to your feet and start walking towards the cliff wall. Your feet seem to move without touching the ground. Eyes focused straight ahead, you reach the cliff within moments.
Carved into the wall in front of you is a symbol.
[[Reach out and touch the symbol.]]
[[Turn away from the wall, and look around.]]<img src="http://ink.extropicstudios.com/somnisphere/the%20canyon/symbol.png" width=800>
You place your palm flat against the smooth cliff wall, warm to the touch from the rays of the sun.
The symbol seems familiar to you, somehow.
But the cliff offers up no other secrets to your touch.
[[Turn away from the wall, and look around.]]As you turn around, the sun enters your field of vision. The brightness shining through the clear sky momentarily blinds you.
[[Raise your arm to block out the sun.]]As you raise your arm, blinking, you take a stumbling step backwards and fall to knees. Your eyelids feel strangely heavy. Suddenly, you hear a loud noise, like a door slamming in the distance.
[[What was that?]]You start awake in your bed, at home. Within a few seconds, you realize it was a dream.
Your older brother is getting ready for school in the next room. You should get ready, too.
<a href="http://ink.extropicstudios.com/">Get out of bed.</a>