Mar 01

Thing in March

This month’s story is about the rise and fall of a social network. I was touched by the recent 99% Invisible episode about the closure of EA-Land and the rush to archive what they could of that world, and I wanted to share my own work about that experience. I wrote this last May, just …

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Mar 01

Keeping the Flames Alive

“This is so much more peaceful than Physical.” In the memory of Stonefisher’s first visit to the Lounge, she stares at everything. Her persona’s skin is the texture of granite. “Here, I won’t have the same people judging every memory I post,” she says, collapsing into a huge beanbag chair next to EverFlame. Mei’s memories …

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Feb 04

Henchman Worries

Mike embezzled some money from the bank he once managed and served two years in minimum security prison. After that, he took the only opportunities he could get, determined to live down the mistake. There was a break-in at the warehouse where he found work, and the bosses blamed a foreman named Otto, who had …

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Feb 04

Thing a Month

I have some stories I’m not sure what to do with. I never had much response to self-publishing, because I haven’t got the temperament to promote my stuff enough to rise above the noise. Now that I’ve started getting stories published by other people, that feels like making it to the next level, where that’s …

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Sep 23

I Make Games Again

The last one was a fluke, but now I’m really getting into it, making games like I did throughout my childhood. This one is called Wizard Pong, because it involves firing and blocking different spells that fly across the screen. I’ve had a stifled desire to make games for many years, but I finally started …

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