The Adventures of Thoseus and Oriodne

The adventurers approached the labyrinth’s entrance.

“Tie this yarn to that tree,” said Thoseus.

“Why?” asked Oriodne.

“It’ll help us find our way out.”

“As you wish.”

* * *​

After many twists and turns, ups and downs, the duo reached the labyrinth’s deep centre to behold the fabled Golden Statue of Ruatomin.

Taking the statue, Thoseus smiled. “At last it’s mine. Let us return.”

“I hope you can remember the way.”

“No need, we simply follow the yarn back to the entran… Erm, where’s the yarn?”

“You told me to tie it to a tree.”

And they were never heard of again.

My entry in the August/September 2021 100 Word Anonymous Challenge at SFFChronicles
Theme: Labyrinth
Genre: Speculative Fiction