tmanaking, The Reader

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7/2/2020 5:52 PM

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Hello I am a new author working on my first serious attempt at a game. I prefer a small amount of choices that greatly impact the story instead of many smaller ones. I love this site and there is some amazing stories here. I hope to soon add my contribution to to the middle class of stories here before too long.


Law of the Jungle

Entry for Mizal's 2020 jungle contest.
More story than game.

A camping trip in a quiet forest meant for rest and relaxation quickly becomes a nightmare.

Love and Hate

   This is a story of love, regret and how magic might not be able to fix everything.

This story will have only a handful of choices but each one will carry massive weight.

Recent Posts

Newbie Contest Q&A and Chat on 6/9/2020 4:04:25 PM

I think the problem was I made the oppisite mistake once, l caught it then got too gun ho so I'll definetly have to check that out.

Newbie Contest Q&A and Chat on 6/7/2020 11:17:48 PM

Hmmm interesting. Personally I think your being quite generous with a top 12 finish though.

June is Noob Threshing Month! on 6/6/2020 5:08:24 PM

Okay that makes sense, thank you for answering.

June is Noob Threshing Month! on 6/6/2020 4:53:15 PM

Hello, if possible can I get some clarification on the style part? 

Halcyon: A Journey (WIP Thread) on 6/5/2020 4:16:33 AM

Oooh, that could end up being amazing. Best of luck though I'll probably end up reading it. 

June Writing Prompts on 6/5/2020 4:11:29 AM

I have an idea for this one, so I guess here goes.

Day 5- Not to brag

Not to brag, but I've traveled around the world. I worry not about paying for my house, food or medicine. My clothes? People pay me to wear them. I have nothing but ride or die friends.

In my free time, I party hard 

Not to brag but everything seems fantastic. I am strong and not afraid to die.

I do not brag because I can not brag.

Those clothes i get paid to wear? It's the government giving me miminum aid to replace my uniform that has been worn and torn.

The food, housing and medical care? Simple, I am but a tool being mantained. 

That traveling around the world? That is me being sent to some far off corner of the world to fight and possibly die for someone else's ideals.

Those friends who have my back no matter what? I have held them in arms as they died, lying to them that everything is going to be fine. That they will see their family again and live happily ever after.

That nonstop partying? I drink not for fun but to forget. To forget the unholy sound of the IED ripping the lead vehicle apart. I drink to forget the red mist that exploded out of the human being in my sight.

I am not strong because it is who I am, but simply because weakness has caused me so much trauma.

I am not afraid to die because some days I wish I had died on that fateful day. Death is not scary but instead an old aquantice that I have seen one too many times.

I don't brag because I can not brag. I can not brag because I am a solider.

I cannot brag because the best of us never made it home. To brag is to celebrate the fact that I am not among the best of us. In my profession your death can be meaninglessness and random. Another option is that you die while being a hero that saves the lives of his friends in a blaze of glory.

I can not brag but I am proud. The struggles, the scars and the trauma are mine. By making this cross my burden to carry, I ensure that others do not have to. 

I can not brag, but instead I beg. Keep not only my fallen brothers but those of us still in battle either literally or figuratively in your thoughts . 

The worst part? I would do it all again in a heartbeat.  I may not be able to brag, but I have done and experienced what many can not claim and this is because....

I am a solider for better or worse. 


Halcyon: A Journey (WIP Thread) on 6/5/2020 3:18:34 AM

Hmm Post Apocalyptic is an interesting genre choice. If you don't mind me asking why did you pick it? 

June is Noob Threshing Month! on 6/2/2020 8:10:02 PM

Ahh one of the most beautiful trainwrecks. Eh it's just a character from one of my favorite shows, though if it helps me build an identity here i guess that's a perk. I just think she's a great character.

June is Noob Threshing Month! on 6/2/2020 7:51:55 PM

There was a time where anime avatars were more acceptable? Honestly I've been too busy keeping my head down to know that. Though I can't lie it's nice knowing I'm not too far off the average age of accounts in this contest. 

June is Noob Threshing Month! on 6/2/2020 5:06:26 AM