My friend Wei and I were spending time together at a cottage. We loved swimming, going on nature walks and playing board games indoors.
I had begged my parents to allow me to bring a friend to the cottage for this last weekend of summer. When they said yes, I immediately phoned Wei, and he was thrilled to come.
Now we were walking down the side of a long, dusty road. Not a car (or soul) in sight. We were talking about the upcoming school year, gossiping about some of the teachers at our school.
We approached the end of the road and saw a yellow sign: Dead End.
There were also some old, rusty signs pointing toward two dirt nature trails.
“Well,” said Wei. “Looks like our options are Monster Valley to the left and Throwback Trail to the right.”
“We could always just turn around,” I replied.
“Where’s the fun in that?” replied Wei. “Come on, left or right?”