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A boy stumbles upon a cave and explores inside. What should happen to him inside? Magic, a new world, find a map, or anything?

Any idea is welcome. I'm writing a book and am looking for a direction to take it.

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He should be sh!t upon by dozens of bats, and in his slippery and quick attempt to get away, falls on some stalagmites, and dies an agonizing death.

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This made me laugh. Thank you!
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Nice kitty.
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Aww... What a horrible way to die. I'd rather have been eaten by Shelob.
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Lmbo!
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Magic paintings.

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a key or a whiriligig

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A new world!

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A map to a new world :D

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He explores inside and finds himself trapped for a boulder had closed off the entrance from where he had entered. Darkness took over, so he turned on his flashlight and looked around, there didn't seem to be any exit, was he trapped?
(I don't know maybe he finds a pile of rocks - big rocks - and he rolls them aside and funds an exit? Or another entrance to another cave? Or gems? Or a key? You're the author, you decide what happens next ;)

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He's catapulted back in time. Say the 1930's before telephones, computers, game systems, etc. The book tells of his struggles to cope yet the tremendous insight gained by the simpler life. I'd read this book!

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Wow that actually sounds very interesting Rev!
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English writer Mary Stewart tackled this idea in the first book of her Merlin trilogy. It's called The Crystal Cave and, inside, Myrddin Emrys, who grew to become Merlin, met his first teacher. Your library will have a copy and, if your mind works this way, you'll thoroughly enjoy it.

Rev Hosanna's idea is great but it could be any kind of a gateway -- through time or to another place. Teleportation.

Perhaps he finds something in there -- a magic carpet, a leprechaun, an ancient artifact, a parchment, a body. In my own novel I located a mini-black hole in a cave.

Good luck with it. It's a great idea.

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Endless possibilities with imagination.
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I used to love caves when I was a kid and ... I never quite grew up.
:)
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You're such a compendium of knowledge, Mr D.... It's impressive, really is!
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I have a PhD UI (that's useless information). It goes with my other PhD BS which you're very familiar with.
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Ha! Better not comment... :))
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If you ever get to the US you must see Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico, and it's neighbor, New Cave. Carlsbad has a self guided walking tour of Several miles or the Short tour of 1 mile and it is spectacular. New Cave is still pretty primitive and you need reservations but it is worth the hike to the entrance. It has a crystal Xmas tree in the center. The "Crystal Cave" couldn't have been more beautiful.
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The stuff about the cavern and cave was for Dodgy across the pond .
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Sounds great, Sioux Bee. We have some beautiful caves in Oz, too. One's a limestone cave about 100 km west of here (I moved it across the mountains in my novel and used it on the eastern slopes instead of the west) and, some years ago, I visited caves in Tasmania (that's the big island hanging off the bottom of Oz). Not as good as the limestone caves but spectacular, just the same.
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@Dodgy, ah ha! I searched and searched and your cave wasn't there!
Now the answer!:-).
Good night.
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Gnite, W. Sweet dreams.
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Well, How are you writing this story? Because to correctly write a story you really have to start from the end. When I write scripts, I usually base my entire idea around one scene. I then pick what direction I want my story to go in next. It sounds like your story is in introductory part of the story. So think how do I want my story to end. Then take question you have now and conform it to how you want the story to end.

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How about he finds himself inside some ancient but well-known person's head?

Leonardo da Vinci, King Henry Vlll, Dodgy... :))

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It's a bit mixed up in my head, Slender Man, but what a brilliant idea. I never thought of that kind of transition.
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Just a thought, Mr D. Thank you...
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I think it'd be scary to find myself in Dodgy's head! haha
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Hrrmph!
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*giggles*
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I doubt you could get inside, Cj, all the stuff he keeps in there... :))
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