Life In The Fast Lane

Player Rating6.04/8

"Too few ratings to be ranked"
based on 20 ratings since 02/04/2021
played 140 times (finished 23)

Story Difficulty1/8

"no possible way to lose"

Play Length3/8

"A nice jog down the driveway"

Maturity Level6/8

"I'll need to see some identification"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 16. If this were a movie, it would probably between PG-13 and R.
A getaway driver goes on a quest for revenge. Author's Notes: This story has been sitting on the backburner for a few years now and I decided to finally run through it and finish it, as only one path remained incomplete. Most of the game was written a few years ago, so you might notice the style of writing is much different from what I usually put out. This was originally a small anthology of sorts with the intent that there would be three stories, each written by another user on the site. I decided to drop that approach and instead present one single story.

Player Comments

This is really good! Chris has a way of making music with words.

I think a lot of authors lose themselves in choices (not to say this story doesn't have choices, and high-stake ones at that!) and quantity and forget the very basic thing that makes a story worthwhile to read, and that's rhythm and style. It's so obvious when an author enjoys what he's writing, and it makes it enjoyable for the reader too.

This entire story reads like a quick-paced episode from an action/noir show. And I'm not even a particular fan of action nor noir shows or stories, and definitely not the nitty-gritty and bloody, but I read every word of this one.

It's a lot of fun and would transfer very nicely to a visual medium! Or maybe I'm just particularly imaginative. . .
-- MadHattersDaughter on 2/5/2021 8:20:59 PM with a score of 0
I am a unredeemed fan of Chris's writing, and Chris=8. I hope everybody heeds my words. Eight.

But in spite of the fact that I came here to give Chris an undeserved-but-well-warranted eight, this story was actually really good *also*.

"He fires, hot steel tearing through the back of your seat like a knife through butter and lodging right into your back." This is a writer who uses cliche because he's writing in genre, not because he's a lazy sonofa. Chris has the voice down, and he's able to write sentences that just *get there* without meandering around for half a dozen sentences.

When Chris asks you whether you speed up or drive slow, you know you better speed up, because driving slow gets a fool shot.

Better--when Chris asks you if you want to just shoot them, you know there's going to be a bloody and satisfying resolution. And indeed there was, with--I want to say, loving attention paid to the places I shoot. Neither the "ass" nor the "pecker" were neglected.

Honestly, I laughed and laughed, but I was also impressed by the plotting and forking here. There's a decent amount for a short game. I read every word.
-- Gower on 2/4/2021 7:10:37 PM with a score of 0
The writing does really well at creating a sense of action and tension.
-- Starborn on 3/2/2021 2:12:11 PM with a score of 0
pretty good I enjoyed it keep up the good work ill read more stories but it a good first read
-- oh no on 2/8/2021 3:50:19 PM with a score of 0
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