The Magic Die – 2022

This is my random writing task. We were assigned to choose a random photo and write a random story about the photo. I thought this task was fun because it requires an imagination!

Please leave a comment if you have anything on your mind about this task!

The day was basically perfect. The sun was setting, the warmth of the birds singing in the trees hugged me like a blanket. A sudden drone of a deep water droplet entered the sky as if it were played on a massive speaker. My dog, a small black chihuahua, glanced into the sky. Together we looked up as a huge wave in the sky seemed to ripple across the atmosphere. In the middle of the ripple was a tiny white square with black dots smothering it. It seemed to get bigger and bigger when I finally recognised it as a human sized dice!


Shock rushed through my body like water being poured into a cup. I wondered, why is there a dice in the sky? Why is this happening? What is happening? I stopped in my thoughts realising that “I have to get out of here!”. I dashed behind me, near a rock wall. I looked back and my heart dropped. I saw that I had left my dog behind!


He was still looking up at the die, confused as always. I couldn’t leave her there, so I went back to get her. The die was getting closer. Its distance was subtracting each second between us! I had to act fast. I grabbed my hopeless dog with the leash being dragged behind. Bang!


I could feel the sand on my neck. I could feel the sand in my hands. I opened my eyes and could see nothing. I could see darkness. Where am I? My dog was missing and I was, well, somewhere. I got up carefully until I could know I was truly standing. I turn around expecting to find anything, a light, a person, my dog! But there was nothing, not one simple piece of difference in the darkness. I take a deep breath and start to walk forward. One step down, two steps down. I felt like this next step I would fall off a cliff. But I took a bold breath and went.


The silence was filled with the chirping of the birds in the trees and the darkness was filled with the sunset and beach! I was back at the beach, but where was my dog. I turned behind me and I saw the dice I was right behind me! “Did I just walk out of that, that cube!” I say aloud. I slowly touch the cube and shockingly my arm goes through it. Like it’s a hologram.


Something furry touches my leg so I look down and I see my lovely dog! She was still alive. I picked her up and hugged her with all my life. Suddenly a man’s voice echoed through the beach. “Player one. Move 6 steps.” The voice announces. I look at the die thinking it’s coming from it. But no, the voice seemed to come from the sky!

Just as the voice finished the sentence I suddenly forced forward 7 robotic steps. I wasn’t controlling myself, it was something else. It was only three steps in when I noticed the die had rolled a six. I was confused. Was I being controlled by the die? Or was it the voice in the sky? I wondered why there were so many weird things going on at the same time. That’s when it clicked. Am I in a game?

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