Green Wake in “Running With The World” by Matt Duarte
Description: A man running through a field at night. The moon shines over his head, the only source of light that can be seen anywhere else. He is running along a path going uphill, with rocks scattered all over it and grass on the sides.
CAPTION: I remember running one night. I'm sure I had a purpose and a direction once but it has since escaped my mind.
Description: The man is still running, though we can see him better now. He is a young mid 20´s man with black short hair. He is wearing normal clothes, not designed for running.
CAPTION: I remember a moment of clarity and confusion. Of surrealism and realization.
CAPTION: I saw myself running, in my store bought clothes, and I saw a long dead ancestor, running along the same mountains and breathing the same air in tattered rags.
CAPTION: I think it was thousands of years ago. Or perhaps thousands of years into the future.
Description: A close up of the man's head.
CAPTION: I remember there was something feral in that moment. Something natural. Whatever destination I had for running, was, for the briefest of moments, gone.
Description: A completely black panel.
CAPTION: Then nothing.
CAPTION: And then...
Description: Seen from behind the man, who has just arrived to a city seemingly in the middle of nowhere. There are not mountains to be seen anywhere close, nor a single hint of the path he was previously in. He is just walking through some tall grass on the outskirts of a town.
CAPTION: Then there was just Green Wake.