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I Am the Little Sister: A 90’s Lesbian’s Input on Gone Home

And ANOTHER guest spot! I loved this game.

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The following is  guest post written by the magnificent Lily Xavier. You can check out her blog here.

Gone Home was one of those games that I wasn’t going to pick up until Robyn mentioned that she would be interested in seeing my input on it. She didn’t spoil me at all to the plot, but she spoke so highly of it that the following weekend I pulled the game up and got down to business. All in all, I played the game from start to finish over the weekend, and I have to say I’m impressed on multiple levels. What it did was very simple: it told a story through a window character. How it did it, however, was complex enough to be beautiful without being pretentious.

And trust me, I was in high school in the 90s, I know pretentious. Below are going to be SPOILERS, so…

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Where are the Big Name Horror Games?

Almost forgot about this! My newest guest spot on Nerd Person Narrative!

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Fatal Frame Crimson Butterfly

The following is  guest post written by the glorious Lily Xavier. You can check out her blog here.

You have to understand that I’m one of those old school horror gamers. I’ve played every title of horror game that has been presented to me (and I’ve watched a good deal of playthroughs of games that I can’t get my hands on). I’ve logged in hours on Clock Tower; I played Rule of Rose; I still go back and replay Fatal Frame II on occasion; in short, I love horror games.  These days, however, when I’m looking for a title to spark my spooks, I’ve stopped looking for big name games. Instead, I’m playing things like The Path, or other small store, Indy based games. I can’t put my finger on why, but it seems so difficult to find a horror game these days from a big company…

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Quoth the Raven: The They on the Ether

Over at Terrible Minds, Chuck Wendig does a “flash fiction challenge” using this random story title generator. I gave it a spin and I’m actually really interested in the results! I’ll be posting a small fic once a week or so, nothing fancy, just going to post the title or the prompt and roll with it. You’re all welcome to play along or shoot me a prompt to add to my list of prompts and dates.

Today’s prompt is: The They on the Ether

 

Quoth the Raven: The They on the Ether

There is an atmosphere that is between physical and mythical and it’s far and away where the most dangerous things dwell. They wait at the border in hissing contempt for those who live on either side. It’s a combined three realm effort to keep them contained.

This means, of course, that they aren’t always going to be where they should. They’re not very polite and they don’t follow rules. I’m not going to get into the whole rulebook or the orders of knights or libraries on you. That’s just too much and it’s all common sense or nonsense depending.

Just be aware that sometimes it’s best to lock your door and draw the window shades tight. Listen to that feeling you get that creeps up the back of your neck when you walk by a mirror and refuse to look yourself in the eye. Those little notions aren’t all that silly, you never know what will look right back at you.

I’m not here to scare you at all, just to make you aware. Sometimes you’ll get that feeling walking by a person too. You listen to it extra careful then. Those are the ones that got out of the mirror.

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Quoth the Raven: Riders and Dragons

Over at Terrible Minds, Chuck Wendig does a “flash fiction challenge” using this random story title generator. I gave it a spin and I’m actually really interested in the results! I’ll be posting a small fic once a week or so, nothing fancy, just going to post the title or the prompt and roll with it. You’re all welcome to play along or shoot me a prompt to add to my list of prompts and dates.

Today’s prompt is:   Riders and Dragons

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Quoth the Raven: Beyond the Trail

Over at Terrible Minds, Chuck Wendig does a “flash fiction challenge” using this random story title generator. I gave it a spin and I’m actually really interested in the results! I’ll be posting a small fic once a week or so, nothing fancy, just going to post the title or the prompt and roll with it. You’re all welcome to play along or shoot me a prompt to add to my list of prompts and dates.

Today’s Prompt is:  Beyond the Trail

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Quoth the Raven: Inverness Tricked

Over at Terrible Minds, Chuck Wendig does a “flash fiction challenge” using this random story title generator. I gave it a spin and I’m actually really interested in the results! I’ll be posting a small fic once a week or so, nothing fancy, just going to post the title or the prompt and roll with it. You’re all welcome to play along or shoot me a prompt to add to my list of prompts and dates.

Today’s Prompt is:  Inverness Tricked

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Welcome, Hello, and Writing Prompts

Welcome to new followers! I realize that this site itself is still a work in progress (forgive me for that!) I will be moving in the next couple of months to a brand spanking new layout, it’s in the works thanks to Heather from Near a Tree. I also realize that I covered a wide range of topics on this particular blog, so I’ve made a much better blurb explaining it all.

From now on you can expect a lot more on writing. I’m still going to be talking about the work that is professional (guest blogging, resume, SEO, copywriting). I’m a hopeful fiction writer and I want to share that adventure with you all. That means I’ll be posting musings, prompts, and hopefully having discussions with everyone, come what may.

Don’t think that I still won’t do random advice, answer questions, or anything like that. All in all this blog is a representation of me and who I am personally, not just as a writer. That being said, I am going to start with the writing today! Over at Terrible Minds, Chuck Wendig does a “flash fiction challenge” using this random story title generator. I gave it a spin and I’m actually really interested in the results! I’ll be posting a small fic once a week or so, nothing fancy, just going to post the title or the prompt and roll with it. You’re all welcome to play along or shoot me a prompt to add to my list of prompts and dates.

This feature will be called “Bits and Pieces” and my first title prompt is “The Delicate Apocalypse”

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