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022 – Egg

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They were a five-man crew from the backwoods of the New World—or what was left of it.

Peter gave up on the first day, his feeble knees collapsing on the slope of Mountain 4. Larry choked on sand he took for rice in his stupor, and Cindy ran into the waves off Cliff 6 on day 10.

Ash and Lala barely made it to the top of the legendary Mountain Zed. But the worms had already beaten them to their final meal.

The Ancient Chicken, all beak and bone, lay peacefully beside a lone egg, all cracked and empty.

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*Inspired by the prompt live to eat from The Daily Post.