Starting from Zero: The Next Genesis by Edwin Escolero
S0NG – LOG 08
A sandstorm recedes as night begins to fall in the desert. The landscape has once again been changed according to the wind’s whim. A few feet away from a cavern stands a crane marked with rust and standing on a slight tilt. A chill shrouds the sand dune as the stars begins to twinkle in the night sky.
Inside the rocky cave S0NG wears a workers helmet as he prepares to run. A hanging bat descends from a stalagmite and glides through the cavern. The equipped explorer trails behind the winged creature as it screeches in the hollow cave. After a sprint the lone man makes it to an entrance as the bat captures a bug.
Stepping out of the cavern S0NG exhales a frosty breathe as he walks under a starry night sky. In the distance he spots a crane and rushes over to investigate the derelict vehicle. As he reaches a few feet away from the crane it suddenly powers on.
Unable to move out of the sand the machine suddenly powers off as S0NG stands still observing it. As the trekker moves the machine activates and operates as if malfunctioning. Keeping his distance the explorer waits for an opening to deactivate the menace that is disturbing the peace.