You Made a Wise Choice
You bite your lip, vowing never to let self-doubt convince you that you can’t conquer this challenge.
Finally, you’ve reached the end of the tunnel, finding yourself inside an underground cavern.
A sheer drop lies in front of you, the walls damp, and water flowing everywhere. The seemingly endless abyss stretches before you. “How do I get to the other side?” you ponder.
Approaching the edge, strangely you notice…
A retro TV in front of you.
The screen is black, the cable is dangling.
Suddenly, a jarring scream of feedback erupts, reminiscent of The Who finishing a set in their prime.
You cover your ears, amidst the cacophony, and catch a glimpse of…
The dreaded face of…
He speaks in his rasping voice – “I have one last test for you before you escape my beloved Acoustic Asylum,” says the Gatekeeper.
“If you’re here, you have almost found your way out.
You have foiled me in life, but can you foil me in death?
I have a quiz for you.”
In an instant, the images on the screen cut to a TV studio.
The audience screams in delight.
“Win prizes galore – all the guitars you could ever want!” hollers the Gatekeeper.
On rotating platforms, you see a bunch of guitars…
A Vintage Les Paul, 2 Yamaha Pacificas, a Cort Acoustic, a battered old Aria, a 7-string Ibanez, and a Yamaha semi-acoustic – all there for the taking.
Above the guitars dangles a sign proclaiming, “Win Dan Thorpe’s Prized Guitars – he has no use for them now.”
The audience erupts with joy.
“What’s happened to Thorpe?” you wonder.
“Dear god, I hope he’s okay,” you think.
The Gatekeeper darts toward the screen, locking eyes with it – his image making you jump as if he’s peering directly into your soul. He suddenly looks weary and in pain…
“Win the quiz,” the Gatekeeper says, “and you will be free.
Lose, and you face eternal life in my dungeon, alone with your guitar…
but without strings.”
“Prepare for the quiz. Await the questions I ask you.”
The Gatekeeper steps back from the camera.
His energy and sadistic charm are back. He’s laughing, smiling majestically, and high-fiving the audience as they give him a rapturous applause.
Can you beat my quiz? Check your email very soon and take the Gatekeeper’s Quiz