DBNB, The Novelist
“Writer’s block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they can have an excuse to drink alcohol.”—Steve Martin
Samson, the biblical hero of great strength, seemingly had much going for him. He was strong, had women, and could even kill 1000 men with only the jawbone of a donkey for a weapon. However, in the biblical account, Samson is betrayed by Delilah, and ends up blind and imprisoned before his heroic death. Could he have chosen a different path? Or was the path he chose the best one available. You get to choose.
This storygame was created as an entry for EndMaster's Myth & Religion Contest
Recent Postsdrawing to drown out the sadness on 1/27/2023 4:27:01 PM
You are trying to corrupt all the pengs
drawing to drown out the sadness on 1/27/2023 4:08:52 PM
Exactly. In order to perform the proper ritual, the original cause of the curse must be known. There is no way to produce a perfect inverse without first having the starting value. If you just guess at it you could become double cursed.
Sent is an expert at these things. It would be wise to heed him
drawing to drown out the sadness on 1/27/2023 3:04:45 PM
It should be possible to get uncursed once cursed. But it would involve finding a way to draw the exact inverse of what brought the curse. This can not be just simply a drawing reversing the cursed actions, but one that in conjunction with that drawing brings the curse effects to zero.
Proofreading Request on 1/27/2023 12:26:27 PM
Proofreading is gay.
plus if you are too lazy to read your own story, why should I?
Keeping track of my story ideas on 1/25/2023 10:26:32 AM
You've read this one right?
EndMaster's Prompt Contest 2 on 1/24/2023 12:44:31 PM
Sent could probably write an opus encompassing all the leftover prompts in one story.
EndMaster's Prompt Contest 2 on 1/23/2023 9:13:27 PM
Apparently your impression was wrong. You are locked in by EndMaster himself.
there is an old saying about don't play around on the river bank if you are not prepared to fall in the water...
EndMaster's Prompt Contest 2 on 1/23/2023 9:03:11 PM
EndMaster's Prompt Contest 2 on 1/23/2023 10:55:04 AM
Really. Why did you have your volume on? That's just basic.
The Owl's Challenge - Week Three on 1/19/2023 3:56:04 PM
“Hey, look at that thread sticking out.”
“Yep, what about it?”
“Perhaps you should pull on it.”
“Well, it might cause the whole thing to unravel.”
“Perhaps. But it might not.”
“But again, it might. And if it does, it would make a mess.”
“Well, you won’t know if you don’t try it.”
“I don’t want to try it.”
“C’mon. Just pull a little bit and see if something happens.”
“I told you I don’t want to.”
“Just do it. You know pulling that one random thread will be so satisfying.”
“Maybe. But again, it could completely unravel everything.”
“So, what if it does. Look at it. That thread is the only little thing out of place. It is your duty to pull it.”
“My duty; Nice try. I think I can let it be.”
“You think so. But you can’t stop thinking about pulling on it either.”
“That one thread is messing up everything. Just look at it randomly sticking out.”
“I see it. But I still don’t want to pull on it.”
“So, how about you don’t pull on it. But you just test how much force you would need to pull it.”
“And how would I do that?”
“Well, just get hold of it and give it a small, slight, easy tug.”
“Ok. Again, that’s the same thing as pulling on it.”
“Yes, but don’t jerk on it. Just gently finesse it.”
“Still the same. And I still don’t want to pull on that thread.”
“But it is begging to be pulled. It is just sticking up all by itself!”
“Is there any way I can shut you up?”
“As a matter of fact, yes. Yes, there is.”
“Don’t say it. I’m not going to pull on that thread.”
“Ok, I hear you. So, how about you just brush your hand over it. That’s not pulling on it.”
“Promise you will shut up?”
“Well, just brush your hand over it. Perhaps it will force that thread to lay down and it won’t bother you anymore.”
“You didn’t answer my question.”
“I know. So, you gonna do it?”
“Ugh. Alright. There. See I brushed my hand over it.”
“It’s still sticking up. You should do that again.”
“I’ve tried that several times now. It’s not helping.”
“You know what would help?”
“Ok. I’m just going to see how tied in this thread is. I’m not pulling it. Just testing it.”
“Hey, no judgment here. That’s what I’ve been saying the whole time. Do your thing.”
“Oops. I think I pulled too hard. Now that thread is really sticking out.”
“Yeah. You did it this time. Can you get it back in?”
“No. Doesn’t work like that. Perhaps it will come loose and not unravel everything if I'm careful.”
“I’m going to try this gently. Let’s hope it does not all come apart.”
“Sounds like a plan.”
“You really messed that up. Everything unraveled.”