A Witch's Inheritance

Player Rating5.73/8

"#107 overall, #10 for 2018"
based on 285 ratings since 01/08/2018
played 5,716 times (finished 358)

Story Difficulty4/8

"march in the swamp"

Play Length5/8

"Not going to lose any sleep"

Maturity Level7/8

"anything goes"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 18. If this were a movie, it would probably be R.

Your mother was cast aside by your father for certain 'unnatural' practices. Raised by your overly strict father, you always felt as though you didn't belong in the village, and the way the other villagers treated you didn't help. So, what are you going to do about it?

~December Contest prompt #34: The protagonist is the village whore. But she's also a witch!~ 

(This story sort of ran away with itself and I ran out of time, so I hope there's enough 'whore' and 'witch' in it to qualify.)

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Quite an impressive story. It's just the perfect blend of wonderful poise, and a dark rather oppressive narrative that kept me wanting to see more of what this story had to offer. I guess that I'm just the kind of reader that this story appeals to, I suppose? Because while there aren't a shortage of unfortunate events that our protagonist goes through, it's not like that's all that is there to this story.

Yes, not at all. I would say that there's value in taking the bad with the good in the story of the rather unlucky witch. It really made me want to rebel against some of the fates that can befall our protagonist, and reach whatever conclusion that was the most positive. Still, the conclusions that were more on the bleak side remained with remarkable quality of writing.

Mynoris has a way of drawing a reader in with their words, and then immersing them in the happenings of the particular world that the story-game takes place in. There's plenty of directions that are available for the reader to take, and each has their own little surprise and major differences in story, depending on the reader's choice. That in my opinion, is what makes a very enjoyable story.

A Witch's Inheritance is a remarkable dark fantasy story. It's not afraid to put its protagonist through some rather distressing scenarios, and it doesn’t shy away from that fact. All the while, maintaining a high quality of writing across each page, to each conclusion.

This is good work by the writer, Mynoris. I certainly have no hesitations of recommending this as a worthwhile read.
-- TharaApples on 2/27/2021 8:15:44 AM with a score of 0
Wasn’t quite sure what to expect from you initially. It was little surprising that you picked the witch whore topic, but you did and made it work for you.

The writing was consistently good. You described everything pretty well. The protagonist was fleshed out along with the various characters she meets in the various branches which you also had enough of for the story not to be linear.

I know one of the complaints I’ve heard about this one is that it’s mostly a series of unfortunate events and the protagonist seems to be on the receiving end of continually getting kicked in the face.

While it’s probably the sadistic side of me (Which is all of me) that was one of the main reasons why I liked this story. Everything that happens is just one bad thing after another that I couldn’t help but laugh and enjoy! While that probably wasn’t your intention, that doesn’t matter, I liked what you wrote for my reasons.

And besides all that, there are a few paths where she does okay, so its not all bad.

It was a real shame that you didn’t finish this one in time for the contest because this probably would have gotten at least third place from me.
-- EndMaster on 6/23/2018 4:07:06 AM with a score of 0
Looks like a good intro and description of the story. I am always at least slightly put off when I read that the author “ran out of time.” I understand that may have been the case for a contest entry, but the author can always take the story down after the contest is over and finish it. I have seen many authors take that route. Either that, or simply live with what’s published, make it a complete story, and leave that line out.

I like the first page and the start of the story. I like the italics showing me that this is the past and setup for the story. I really like that I have a number of options on the first page as well. From a quick glance there, it looks like these options really have huge effects on the story, which is really great! Of course, because of those varied options, there appear to be a number of ways to end the story really quickly. I do appreciate the options and that they don’t lead back to one another with no effect, but some of the endings really do appear almost too soon.

I like the writing and the story. There are lots of good ideas in here, and I really like all the branching. Some of the pages are longer and have good dialogue and descriptions in them. I find it interesting that almost all of the endings allow me to restart, except the Peaceful ending. Nicely done, I do encourage you to write more, whether it is with this story or another!
-- Ogre11 on 5/16/2018 3:52:41 PM with a score of 0
that way very good my friend
-- loveme32553 on 3/5/2021 2:38:12 AM with a score of 0
This was amazing! Every single sentence was written with delicacy and pleasure! It's like a spider creating a web slowly until it's perfect! The happy endings were quite beautiful overall!
-- Portal on 12/28/2020 7:22:15 PM with a score of 0
This was the best! I loved how everything was told and wrote in a special and delicate way! Each sentence seemed like a spider building its web with beauty! There was much detail to it and enough to make you create an image in your head. The happy endings were quite beautiful overall! You've done great!
-- Portal on 12/28/2020 7:20:02 PM with a score of 0
Seem like every decision will lead to the story ending.
-- tokyoiqra on 12/18/2019 2:43:58 AM with a score of 0
I don't know if on purpose but somehow there are some familiar stories reference. Like the girl with matches. I know a story such as that. Maybe I am looking too much into it.
-- PH4N70M on 8/23/2019 6:16:17 AM with a score of 0
nice job, i enjoyed the story and i thought the choices you listed were good.
-- OLivers2 on 5/9/2019 11:55:18 AM with a score of 0
It was really good and was very descriptive
-- MongooseGirl on 5/2/2019 2:09:49 PM with a score of 0
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