Excerpt from Intergalactic Mind Games- Chapter 6

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While those in the palace rest, the frightening Corpse Jungle
is welcoming its newest visitor. After a hazardous swim in the river, a
treacherous climb up the trench, and now painfully hiking through the
jungle, Dean bravely greets his fate. He landed awkwardly when falling
from the trap door to the river, severely spraining his right ankle on impact. However, he somehow managed to keep his head afloat even though he struggled to swim. He used his upper body strength to power up the trench, and now at the top, he limps through the eerie jungle.

Dean looks around the woeful woods. The hair on his arms stand
up as he finds himself in a jungle he could not imagine in his worst
nightmare – a jungle that, he feels, has pre-judged everyone as guilty prior to them surrendering to its creepy clutches.

Trees like those on Earth are scattered everywhere. Some are thick
while others are thin, but they all have purple leaves of different shades— some light and others dark. The trees that grow in between the tall trees are squiggly with white trunks and blue leaves. Bright-coloured flowers and plants are absent from the jungle because of the jungle’s intolerance to vivid colours. All that can be seen by the forgotten souls exiled here are giant brown shrubs, big black ominous plants, and trees that tower toward the clouds.

The wild plant life grows uncontrollably, creating a darkness deep
within the woods. A thick fog looms through most of the jungle, with
constant storm clouds weaving in and out of the sky. Daylight can only
be captured in the glades, which are few and far between.

Various animal sounds can be heard throughout the darkness, from
howls and screeches to chomping and chewing. Then there are sounds that Dean does not recognize—sounds of grunts and deep, menacing growls.

The soil is soft and damp as though the ground could consume anyone
whole who dares to walk on it. Various footprints are imprinted in the
moist land ranging in size; however, Dean also notices tracks made by
another two-legged life form. He stops to take a closer look and sees the imprints are fresh.

The presence of someone watching or following Dean sticks with him.
Every time he considers sitting to rest his ankle, the fear of what lurks
behind the thick fog deters him.

An intense and poignant odour of decomposing trees, plants, and
bodies fill the air so much that Dean can taste the stench. His heart starts racing and sweat starts to flow through his pores as the sensation of fear takes over. Dean is hungry, thirsty, and in extreme pain but continues, hoping to find a place to rest.

After trekking through the jungle for hours, Dean collapses in
exhaustion. He tries to get to his feet, but the pain is too much, and his
right ankle gives out, causing him to fall back down. Dean starts to fade, trying desperately to stay awake but eventually, he loses consciousness.

Excerpt from Intergalactic Mind Games- Chapter 5

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Praagan quickly walks up to Dean in a huff, pressing his nose against
Dean’s. The intensity grows stronger as they press their foreheads against one another, knowing they are at a boiling point; the culmination of their short yet vicious rivalry is at hand. One will live on aspiring, believing, and expecting to go home, while the other will live out his days in despair in the Corpse Jungle.
Praagan mockingly says, “Just give it up now. Save yourself the
embarrassment of getting beat up in front of your team.”
An infuriated Dean wants nothing more than to apply all sorts of
wrestling submission holds on Praagan but cannot due to the stipulation.
Instead, all he can do is shove Praagan away.
Praagan jolts back a couple of steps. With a look of contempt, he
conjures up a throat full of phlegm and spits in Dean’s face.
Anderson, Darm, and Billy Bob rise, fearing Dean will let his anger
get the best of him while Isabella buries her head in Ace’s chest and Elmer covers his eyes in fear.
“Don’t let him get to you, Dean! Stay composed!” Anderson hollers
from the sidelines.
“Come on, Earth-freak! Give me all you got!” Praagan yells with a
smug grin as Dean wipes saliva off his face in disgust.
Praagan taunts Dean further by turning his back on him and bends
forward. “Come on, Dean! Kick it or kiss it!” Praagan provokes, shaking
his butt in Dean’s direction, hoping Dean loses his temper and forgets the rules.
Dean clenches his fists, grinds his teeth, and looks on in hostility but
does not let his anger get the better of him.
Praagan stands straight up and turns to face Dean. He realizes that
no matter what he does, Dean will not fall for his tricks. Praagan, looking more serious, takes a deep breath as he approaches Dean. The two men lock eyes as the tension hits its peak.

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Excerpt from Intergalactic Mind Games- Chapter 4

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“You are all aware of the high stakes,” the emperor says. “Therefore,
let me announce the challenge that awaits you. Six members of Team
Naysernea-6 and six members of Team Earth-7 will face one another in a tug-of-war challenge.”
Emperor Pryme nods at the soldiers on the field. A few of them quickly
go into a caged-off area of the stadium where a sign hangs above featuring different symbols. The symbols translate to Pryme’s Pit, and this is where the Soldiers of Royalty go to retrieve a large crate on wheels.
Many challenges and battles involve beasts from the Corpse Jungle.
These monsters and creatures are kept in Pryme’s Pit until they are needed.
They roll the crate into the middle of the stadium as the emperor
continues to explain, “However, this tug-of-war does not involve a rope or chain; it involves something far more intriguing.”
“Release the two-headed serpent!” an enthralled Emperor Pryme
Both teams watch in awe as the perturbed serpent is released onto the
Back in the cell, Isabella covers her eyes in horror, watching on the
vision screen. She feels nauseated and light-headed with the thought of what might happen to Ace and the others.
The serpent resembles a snake but has a head on each side of its body.
It has white scales, a pink and rough underbelly, and menacing forked
tongues. The serpent is ninety feet long and six feet high, with small
protective dark grey plates along its back that go from one neck to the
other. The heads and mouths are large enough for the serpent to engulf and devour a large animal in a single gulp.
“You must subdue the serpent and drag its entire body to your team’s
side of the line,” Emperor Pryme says before ending with a genuine, “Good luck to you all.”
A line magically appears in the middle of the stadium floor, dividing
the two teams. The serpent is positioned in the middle of the battlefield.
One head charges toward Team Earth-7 while the other tries to pounce
on Team Naysernea-6.
While Team Earth-7 tries their best to dodge the striking serpent,
Team Naysernea-6 decides to go on the offence and attack it.
“Everyone, surround the head, and when I say go, we strike!” Praagan
Team Naysernea-6 breaks their gel packs, triggering the green gooey
substance to ooze through the tubing, creating an indestructible suit.
They surround the serpent, but the serpent’s instincts warn an ambush is coming. The serpent pulls back and quickly blitzes Team Naysernea-6 by sweeping its head with momentum from left to right, knocking down the entire team. As the serpent stops to admire its handiwork, it finds itself being kicked from underneath. Motter, while on his back, kicks with all his might.
As the serpent backs up, Motter quickly gets to his feet. He looks
at the serpent with loathing eyes, wiping blood off the side of his head.
Motter reaches into his shoe and pulls out a small object wrapped in a
cloth. It is nothing more than a wooden spoon he swiped from the great hall; however, the end of the spoon has been sharpened.
“I’ve beaten bigger brutes than you,” Motter warns. “If I’m going
down, I’m taking you with me!”
Motter and the serpent lock eyes. Motter then starts running toward
the serpent. The rest of Team Naysernea-6 tell him to stop, but it is too
late. The serpent lunges toward Motter. As the serpent thrusts forward,
Motter jumps as high as he can with arms locked, ready to stab the serpent between the eyes.

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