By Kyra-lin Hom
Once upon a time there was an isolated village high in the mountains and surrounded by steep canyons on all sides. Sure, their existence might have seemed lonely to us outsiders, but the villagers didn't know any better. They had everything they could need and, though their existence was a simple one, they were content with their seclusion.
Then one day, a mysterious benefactor appeared on the other side of the canyon and built a small rope bridge. The canyon was very wide and building the bridge was very difficult, but eventually the finished bridge stretched all the way from one side of the canyon to the other. It was thin and a little shaky and could only support one person at a time, but a bridge it was. Word spread quickly and soon villagers were lining up for hours just to explore the strange wilderness on the other side. For a small fee, of course.More ›