Fluxion, The Reader

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The Cottage


Left to fend for themselves, two children brave a dark forest, and the evil it hides.


Quick Notes:

This storygame is short, and it's kind of a kid's story. It's actually part of an idea I've been rolling around about a collection of fairy tales/spooky tales, a sort of anthology. It's my take on the classic Brother's Grimm tale, and it's not complicated, nor is it replete with a myriad of parallel plot lines. There are three endings (four if you count dying), but do not expect vastly different outcomes: it basically comes down to who ends up dying by the end.

It's also possible to completely avoid the main plot section (The Cottage), although I wouldn't recommend that path, as the story is short enough as it is. I'm not sure if this falls under fantasy or horror, but I think I'll go with horror, even if it isn't particularly scary. It's a bit macabre in places, but ultimately it is a children's story.

Visually speaking, I'd advise playing with images on, otherwise you might have to highlight text in order to read it in some cases. Also, you might want to scroll the text so it isn't directly on top of the moon on a few pages. A mild annoyance, I'm sorry, but I couldn't implement the full scripting I wanted to in order to handle that problem.

Lastly, admittedly this was put together quickly from a base idea jotted down earlier, due to the nuclear attack on the website over the past month, which put me too far behind to finish the entry I wanted to for Killa Robot's "Feels" competition. It is what it is: just a short take on a classic tale. Not a lot of feels, but a little bit of pseudo-early modern English ;).

Republishing (again) due to image hosting issues. 1/8/2018

The Ghost People
This is an entry in the December contest

Writing Prompt: "In 100,000 B.C.E., a boy from a Neanderthal tribe meets a homo sapien girl for the first time, changing the fate of their tribes for all time . . . for better or worse."

A Neanderthal boy is sent on a perilous mission to rescue kidnapped members of his tribe from the clutches of the evil Ghost People, whose magic far surpasses that of his own people.

Some quick info on the setting: It is generally believed that hominids lost their thick fur around 1.2 million years ago or so, give or take. However, for the sake of this story, Homo neanderthalensis will have thicker body hair than Homo sapiens (not bear-thick, but still thicker). There are two reasons I have chosen to do this: (1) They lived in the colder regions. (2) Homo neanderthalensis appears to have had primitive clothing compared to Homo sapiens; basically just fur capes, while Homo sapiens had more advanced stitching and more tightly tailored clothing (which kept them more warm). So I feel having neanderthals a little more hairy than Homo sapiens is a reasonable liberty for me to take in this story.

As for language and technology, both Homo sapiens and Homo neanderthalensis shared almost identical vocal anatomy where it matters. Despite neanderthals not having left behind nearly as much advanced artwork, they very likely had complex language just like Homo sapiens. As for fire technology, for the purpose of this story I am assuming that different hominid tribes were further advanced than others, irrespective of species. The neanderthal tribe the protagonist comes from has yet to master creation of fire.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy!

Update: Put an End Game link on the same page the Epilogue link is, so you can skip it if you want, since it is so unpopular ;) .

Wheeler & Brandt LLP

WARNING: There isn't much by way of blatantly graphic sex in this storygame, but there are plenty of deviant erotic situations, including some pretty rapey ones. If such scenarios disturb you, this storygame probably isn't for you.

At its core, this storygame is a tale of a screwed up BDSM relationship, which you cultivate as the ultimate "sub." The goal of this storygame is to get your boss to engage in as many "unprofessional" acts as possible, and to eventually sway him into falling for you, all without getting fired along the way. If you make the right decisions, the game escalates from event to event, bringing you closer and closer to a relationship with your boss. It's pretty linear, and you'll know for certain if you get the "winning" ending. Let's just say it will involve a leash and some public humiliation. *1/8/2019 Republishing to re-upload background images.

You work in a small law firm, performing both receptionist and data entry roles. Your job is thankless and tedious, but one thing keeps you coming back: your boss, Brandon Wheeler. Aloof and dispassionate, Wheeler exudes a muted but overwhelming power you find irresistible, and you are determined to tame that power, even if it costs you your career.

Recent Posts

Corgi's Unofficial Contest: The Lords of the Land on 1/15/2019 6:07:50 PM
Hmmm... That's a tempting offer. I'll try to start something in these next two weeks and if it feels like it's going somewhere I'll join.

A Good Ruler on 1/14/2019 7:47:41 PM
Wow that's cool. I've been looking for a good map generator for a long time due to general laziness. Your created map is very nice though. The default one on the site needs work.

A Black Person Made Me Deeply Uncomfortable on 1/12/2019 8:18:29 PM
This is probably the kind of stuff that makes young white men shoot up schools and churches. The depth of racial shame after seeing something like this video must be traumatic.

Anyone know of a reliable image hosing site? on 1/9/2019 5:44:33 PM
One went from i.(stuff) to s6.(stuff) for some reason for their images, and I had to unpublished and change. Moved to lensdump after imgur got on my nerves with the user interface. But I think I may try discord.

Anyone know of a reliable image hosing site? on 1/9/2019 4:23:49 PM
The major issue is sustainability. Preferably I'd want the hosting method that lasts the longest without the url changing. But CYS's hosting won't work for me because of the image size limitation.

Anyone know of a reliable image hosing site? on 1/8/2019 5:33:09 PM
Thanks. Now begins the long work of moving everything over there.

Anyone know of a reliable image hosing site? on 1/8/2019 5:25:30 PM
I'm going to have to re-host my images. Again. It gets old having to unpublish and then copy and paste a bunch of times before republishing. It would be nice if there was an image hosing site that had their shit together. Any suggestions?

Corgi's Unofficial Contest: The Lords of the Land on 1/7/2019 4:19:47 PM
Good point. Although I do have my pride to lose. ;)

Best of 2019 Contest Starts Now on 1/7/2019 3:59:26 PM
What about the case where you published and then immediately took down a story so it didn't technically get entered and judged? I was working on my story Ascendance and had about 20% of one of 8 story lines finished, published it, then immediately took it down due to the shame of presenting a story that was around 5% finished. Could I finish the whole thing and publish it for this?

If not, considering I only worked on one character's story, I could just do another character's story and publish all of them separately instead, choosing one to enter. Would either of these options be okay?

Corgi's Unofficial Contest: The Lords of the Land on 1/7/2019 3:52:00 PM
This is the kind of contest I like: 3 months until you have to commit. I'll start writing and if I have something by the end of March I'll join.