Surrounded by now vibrating walls of amber, fandango, and lime, Max realized he had made a mistake.
His voice trembled, quaking uncontrollably, as the haze at the edge of his vision grew.
“W-W-Why do they call it, R-R-Rabbit’s Hole?”
The smiling salesman across from him tweaked his face sinisterly.
“Because you go off to Wonderland…land…landland…land…landland…landlandlandlandland-“
The record of reality skipped, and Max’s head bobbed to the mistake. All the colors of the room folded into each other, turning from a coherent vision to a Pollock masterpiece.
The colors picked themselves out. They twisted off the canvas, creating a matrix, a branching web of colors reaching ever far forward and ever further back.
With the speed of a train, tugging ever forward, the colors came faster, and faster. The quicker they came, the more the distance coalesced into coherency. A city, vibrant with etched lines of neon. The gate read: “Wonderland welcomes YOU.”
Max’s body materialized at the gate, forming from particles to whole, as though he was ash turning back to a whole.
He took a step forward, as the ringing of chimes playing Bach’s 2nd Movement from Orchestral Suite No. 3 bended through the air.
Off to Wonderland follows a small set of characters through their journey in and out of Wonderland, a place brought on by taking a hallucinogenic drug called Rabbit’s Hole. It’s inspired by Gaspar Noe’s Enter the Void, the game Silent Hill made by Konami, and the song Sin City by Malik Yusef.
Off to Wonderland is part mystery, since I won’t be explaining how things work metaphysically (at least not upfront at the beginning of the story). That’s up to the characters to figure out.
Wonderland is not only fundamentally mysterious but also rich in myths. Some say sex there is otherworldly, that even more incredible drugs line everyone’s pockets, that money is no object, and that you can even meet dead loved ones from the past. But the truth can only be found out by going there.
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Hosted and narrated by:
Christopher Fidalgo (Fandangalo)
Scenes played: 1
License: Community License