The Night Watch
The Terminal Tomb
(An Ongoing Saga by Steven R. Harrel)
(Taken from concepts found in “This Side of the Whirlwind”)
Squeezing through the tiny opening in the cave floor, TS crawls the remaining ten to fifteen feet up the loose soil of the cave’s steep embankment. The slick surfaces of rock and shale made the forward climb slow. As TS enters the tiny cavity of a room he sees his friends taking a much needed respite at the upper reaches of the small cavern. It had been a hard trek thus far and everyone was ready for the break.
After climbing into the room it became obvious they had entered a terminal passage: a chamber with a single entrance and no other determinable exit; major spelunking blunder.