MiltonManThing, The Contributor

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I am Milton, and also a ManThing. I enjoy stories; thus I want to make and offer my own contributions to honor the efforts of the writers that have inspired me. If we meet, I wish you well. God bless you.

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The Boy Who Would Be Duke - The Journey to Agincourt

France - Summer 1415 AD

The country of France faces a point of crisis. King Henry of England, fifth of his name and hope of the House of Lancaster, declares his intention to conquer France, stating it is the will of God. Charles, sixth of his name and known as the Mad King, is poorly suited to deal with the rising threat and relies on the strength of better men. To the shock of the French court, Henry and his army arrive safely in Normandy despite coastal defenses, leaving Henry to freely begin his siege of the port of Harfleur. Charles, furious and frothing at the mouth, threatens his lords into compliance to answer English aggression.

Command the destiny of Jean the Younger, heir to the Valois-Alençon dynasty. His father Jean the Elder, named the "Wise" and Duke of Alençon, is ordered by his liege to lead a portion of the French army to counter the English invasion. Little Jean wants to his father in action, drawn by the romantic, medieval desire to see the glory of battle. But, there is one problem: Jean is only a six-year-old boy! Nevertheless, he dreams of glory, being the son of one of the most powerful men in France.

Will you bind Jean's actions to history, guide him to a greater future or doom him to obscurity? His fate lies in your hands.

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how do you create a story game? on 4/23/2024 3:25:36 PM

It's amazing how a thread like this can get so much attention, mostly through baiting.

how do you create a story game? on 4/23/2024 12:25:45 PM

TSR Comics: Comics with a free game inside! on 4/21/2024 4:59:18 PM

I think it's intended to be dark humor. I thought it was hilarious how the idea of "think of how your suicide will affect others" is taken to an extreme, and no one gets away from karmic consequences from all the people they got killed. Looks like Walter is next to improve his life only to get killed because of some other suicidal person lol

Free Reviews Here! on 4/17/2024 12:11:05 PM

Thank you taking the time to review these storygames. There are others that got submitted for the prompt that certainly deserve and need more attention than mine. But if you ever get to it, I'd greatly appreciate it.

ANOTHER SHORT STORY (The person I seek) on 4/17/2024 11:24:59 AM

It's certainly very emotive. The concern I would have as a reader is why I should care about the protagonist. The struggle of finding and maintaining companionship is very real. However, the lack of setup undermines the intention of the story. There isn't much to develop the characters. I understand the purpose of the story is brevity, but there's still room for more prose. The ending line is a bit redundant. As you can see, it has invited a bit of sarcasm. Is it an illustrative analogy for someone close in relation suddenly disappearing and reappearing in a person's life? Are the random elements of the disappearance and the ball of light part of that possible analogy? These questions make the delivery of the monologue seem a bit mawkish.

I need to settle an argument on 4/10/2024 10:39:23 PM


I need to settle an argument on 4/10/2024 10:17:57 PM

Is abstinence an option?

I need to settle an argument on 4/10/2024 10:17:16 PM

I have in fact bought and tried a guacamole/salsa mix (it's not great). I personally prefer guacamole over salsa, but I'll gladly have both, but separate.

I would put carrots in guacamole, but only because I'm more than a bit strange (I put carrots in hummus sometimes).

So... This is a thing on 4/9/2024 10:16:31 AM

This was an awesome find. Thank you for sharing this site with us :)

So... This is a thing on 4/9/2024 9:30:17 AM

This is becoming my new time-sink. Here's my contribution:

Theme Song? (v1)

Theme Song? (v2)