Posts

Flash Fiction – Space

In February 2021, Storytelling Collective had a flash fiction prompt month and of course, I didn’t hit every day (or really get close) but I did end up with some favourites I want out in the world, even in their unedited form. Space When Marta was promoted, her rooming was upgraded. Rather than sharing a room with three others, she only had one roommate. The extra space felt luxurious. The bunk was flanked by two slim closets, allowing each girl their own place to hang the lavender uniforms that marked…

Flash Fiction – Creature

In February 2021, Storytelling Collective had a flash fiction prompt month and of course, I didn’t hit every day (or really get close) but I did end up with some favourites I want out in the world, even in their unedited form. Creature Yoli slid the dish stacked with bits of meat and cheese next to the bowl of water, both almost in the shadow of the space beneath the couch. It would be easy, if you were small and scared and hiding under the couch, to dip out and…

Flash fiction – Oath

In February 2021, Storytelling Collective had a flash fiction prompt month and of course, I didn’t hit every day (or really get close) but I did end up with some favourites I want out in the world, even in their unedited form. Oath “Swear it.” Margie looked up at the bird, staring down at her from a branch. It cocked its head to look at her directly, one dark bright eye meeting hers. “Swear it.” “Fine!” Margie threw her hands up in defeat. “I swear it.” She stomped her foot…

Building A Game Writing Portfolio: PWW Assignment 3 – Short Interactive Fiction

The third and last part of the Pixelles Writing Portfolio Program assignment was making a 2-10 minute (later they modified it to 5-10) piece of interactive fiction. I wanted to make something that used an array of values, to create a random feel on replay. I also wanted to make the piece feel like a brief, interstitial moment.  I figured out the title pretty quickly: “Scam Likely.” What is a more nothing time than a phone call in this day and age? And what is more opaque than seeing “Scam Likely” on…

Building A Game Writing Portfolio: PWW Assignment 2.5 – Item Descriptions

The “extra credit” portion in the second Pixelles Writing Portfolio Program assignment was to write item descriptions. I was excited for this one as since I spent the better part of a decade writing fun!copy for things that were often incredibly similar but needed unique copy. I love writing product descriptions, enough to have written about how to do it. The assignment was to write descriptions for 10-20 items and vary the type of item. What it recommended was to consider: purpose (is this flavour text or useful info?) tone (does it fit…