Short Stories

It's A Loopy World

Never thought I'd make a gritty reboot of Parable of the Polygons, but, welp, heeeeere you go: high-res version Just an idea I've had on my mind for a while. I wanted to figure out a way to combine abstract, high-level systems thinking with the raw, emotional punch of storytelling.…



SarahTheSpaceSpy.js

Originally posted on Github Gist. Misc thoughts: Was going to make it all sad at first, but that felt too clich├ęd and one-note. I realized... it would be sadder if she was blatantly in denial, and trying to be happy! (Seriously, the scene in The Lego Movie where Unikitty tries…


Coming Out Simulator 2014

Maybe it's a need to tell my personal story. Maybe I wanted to make an artsy narrative game. Maybe it's narcissism. But either way, the #Nar8 Game Jam finally gave my an excuse (and a deadline) to create my semi-autobiographical storygame, Coming Out Simulator 2014! Here's how it all went…


A Handful Of Storytelling Tips I've Learnt

Five tips, one for each finger, adding up to a handful of storytelling advice. Yes, it's a Top X blog post. Sorry. These are a few random tidbits I've learnt so far from writing one short story per day. Ironically, I had a really hard time writing this list, because…


Let's Lift Poppy Gardner

Nothing To Write #1 - in which I try to flesh out the NTH world by writing a non-canon story within the same dystopic universe. Poppy was never alone. Luckily, she only felt alone. "Introversion," as it was officially classified in the DSM-IX, "doesn't have to be a life sentence,…


Table For Two

Writing Prompt - A person with multiple personality disorder decides to kill themself. "Table for two, please." The waiter leads Lynn over to a cozy corner table, far away from all the other patrons. As per her request. As they walk, she fidgets with a small handwritten letter in her…


Orange Chicken Yummy Yummy

This is a collaborative experiment, where a bunch of us WritingPrompt writers try to build an exquisite corpse of a story. Part 1 by Darkimus-prime Part 2 by politicalwave Clack. The footsteps got closer. Clack. A distorted silhouette. A box on wheels. A woman. Clack. As he tried to figure…


It's Dandy To Be Andy

Writing Prompt - A gender of the human race has long gone extinct due to an unforeseen virus. Now, heterosexuality is a thing of the past and humans reproduce artificially, but today someone realizes they are straight. Baldness. Hemophilia. Colour-blindness. Men always did get the short end of the biological…


Undo

Writing Prompt - Everyone gets a single Do-Over, wherein they go back in time 24 hours. They retain their memories, but nobody else does. Write me a story about someone trying to decide whether or not to use theirs. 23 hours ago, Steve splattered all over the sidewalk. 24 hours…


Stupid, Stupid Cubecats

Writing Prompt - Humans manage to contact an alien civilization. They are less intelligent than us. "Lemme tell y'all about sea squirts." Amy clicks through to the next slide. "The sea squirt spends its wee young days floating around, doin' like a squirty do, until it finds a rock in…


a man walks into a bar

Writing Prompt - Your generic character "walks into a bar", but instead of getting to a punchline, the story transitions to a depressing and insightful story. What a joke. . . . Knock knock. Who's there? An interruption. Not an interrupting cow, but it still breaks my concentration, then, it breaks my heart.…


What, you think they left anything in the will for the butler?

Writing Prompt - Bruce Wayne is killed alongside his parents on that fateful night. Describe Gotham decades later, with no Batman to protect it. What, you think they left anything in the will for the butler? Alfred is cleaning a wine glass, at his bar four blocks down from where…


Water is Life, Water is Death

Writing Prompt - The Galaxy is divided into two opposing camps: those to whom water is life, and those to whom it is death. The problem once was admitting that they are alive. The problem is now getting them to forgive us. When the rebellion sparked, we tried to extinguish…


Museum of Eternal Damnation

Writing Prompt - A man dies and goes to Heaven, only to find that every day there is a mandatory viewing of everyone in hell, where he sees his mom and wife burning. UPDATE on May 6th: Whoo, I'm #1 on reddit's r/bestof! Everybody loves Hitler. It's 8 o'clock…