“Attention all passengers! We’ll be arriving at the Netherworld Gates shortly. Please have your Drachmas and religious affiliation papers ready, and thank you for riding River Styx Railway! Not that you have a choice!”
When you open your eyes, you’re on a train in the middle of nowhere. No matter how hard you try, you can’t remember who you are or how you got there. If the suspiciously perky ticket master can be trusted, you’ve joined the ranks of the recently deceased on their way to the pearly gates, but there’s just one problem: there’s been some sort of seriously screwed up cosmic error. You’re name can’t be found anywhere, in any of the various records of life and death, your religious affiliation papers seem to have been misplaced, and you don’t have a drachma to your name.
Limbo, as it turns out, is a never ending train ride through all the heavens and hells ever conceived of by man with the same easy listening song playing on loop for eternity, lumpy seats, and a wonderfully horrid assortment of ash-flavored snacks and beverages. Without you’re drachma and papers, you’ll be stuck on this depressingly mediocre train ride for a very, very long time to come.
Fortunately for you, word on the river speaks of a man by the name of Sisyphus who, in exchange for the incredibly cheap price of only 500 years “manual labour,” will forge religious affiliation papers and a drachma for you to buy your way into the afterlife of your choice. Not so fortunately for you, nobody’s been able to find him for 300 years.
Who are you? How did you die? And, most importantly, where is the ever-scheming Sisyphus when you need him? Looks like you have an eternity to find out…
Hosted and narrated by:
Janice Alleyne (alleyneangel)
Scenes played: 1
License: Community License