Ian’s Paddle – Canoe Fan Merch (Day 10 of 100)

Hey Guys, I am back! It has been more than a week for my IG followers but I had to switch up the format to make this process run smoother. Of course let’s address the elephant in the room. IG is not a text driven platform, and some of my stories may very well exceed the caption limit. Nevertheless, I wanted this project to live where I intended it to. Here on my blog you can easily look at other stories, comment and share as well. So welcome to the new format, I hope you enjoy it.

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On to this new challenge. The company does “Canoe Fan Merch and I did not expect their name to be “Pixy Industries” especially as they are targeting single men. However, their call for mystery inspired some very out of the box ideas. So here is Day 10, or as I like to call it. The Paddle.

Ian’s Paddle

Opens with a wide shot of a forest in the evening time, the sun just about to descend. Man (35), Ian, wakes up in the middle of an open space in the middle of the forest. Alone. He has on a full Navy Blue Pixy Track suit. He hears rustling in the bushes around him and looks around. He sees canoe paddle on the ground and cautiously picks it up as he looks around. He knows that someone is watching him.

He starts to run through the forest. Paddle in hand, dodging branches and jumping over bushes. He is unable to avoid all but a few scrapes by branches but they barely worry him as the branches do not tear his clothes. The rustling in the distance sounds like it is getting nearer. He pauses before darting off again.

Night is almost here. He sees a beach in the distance, and feels a sense of relief. As he takes one more step he trips over a branch and falls to the ground. The forest is absolutely silent for the first time. Another man with a tribal mask screams out his gibberish as he jumps over him with a stick about to strike him. He uses the paddle to block the attack. The aggressor’s attempts to land multiple blows. All are blocked by Ian’s paddle. Ian manages to kick him off so he can manage getting to his feet. The attacker is quick to recover as he lunges forward again, initiating an intense fight sequence between the both men and their respective weapons. Ian is able to disarm the attacker and deals a severe blow. As the attacker lays unconscious on the ground, Ian finally gets a chance to remove the attackers mask and sees that it was him. In complete shock and confusion, Ian backs away before running towards the beach. He meets a canoe there as he begins rowing in the calm waters, looking back at the island.

Text: Control your destiny… Pixy

Bye Ian


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