Chat-your-own-Adventure #17: Cowrie Whispers

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Conch                                                   Cowrie                                                          Clam

You want that one?” the vendor asked with a scowl on his unevenly-shaved lips. He stared at the old man with the wispy hair and the halo of freckles. His aged customer held the cowrie shell up to his ear and held a finger out with his other hand, telling the vendor to be quiet for a moment. Continue reading

Chat-your-own-Adventure #16: Tools of the Trade

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You’re Fired!                            You’re Hired!                          You’re Transferred!

You’re fired Zimmons.” Continue reading

Chat-your-own-Adventure #15: The Hog does Birthdays

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Seedy POV                          Spoiled Rotten POV                               Sky Writer POV

It was the autumn. My sixteenth birthday approached rapidly on the horizon. As the daughter of one of the wealthiest families in all of the town of Tinstar, my party was to be quite the event. Not only would it certainly get written up in the local paper’s society and culture section, but my birthday, as it did every year, fell upon the night prior to Halloween. Continue reading

Chat-your-own-Adventure #14: Two Tickets to Quarantine

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Wade in Plastic                       Wade in Fish                               Wade in Junk Food

The twins were named shortly after their birth, but their parents never gave them anything else, abandoning them right after. The names never took. The children were left with swaddling cloths, each of a different color. The boy was Green; the girl was purple. That was how they came to know each other as they grew and realized they lived in one of society’s largest trash bags. The most they could ever hope to do was claw their way up the side until it became too slippery. Continue reading

Chat-your-own-Adventure #13: Seaweed Pleas

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Arrive by Cruise Liner          Arrive by Submarine          Arrive by Helicopter

They surfaced ten nautical miles out from the summit for their checkpoint. They could’ve gone right under, with all the civilian subs, but there was decorum to consider. Every bit would help, considering the condition of their own vessel. Continue reading

Chat-your-own-Adventure #12: The Open Wound

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GROSSIUS

Noodle Ration                                Film Ration                                     Game Ration

The ration arrived by drone, dropped in an unlabeled box upon their doorstep. There was a cat door, just wide enough for their arms to fit through, grab the box, and pull the ration inside. Once Jetty had it he slowly walked it away from the dark entrance and into the planetarium. They had a small portable stove set up in there so they could eat under the dim glow of all the fake stars. Continue reading

Chat-your-own-Adventure #11: Sink, Sink, Swim

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Blizzard                                                Tsunami                                               Tornado

Jessica was just joking. She wanted to walk up to the water, dip her toes in it, and pretend that she was afraid to go deeper. She had five friends already out in the swells, jumping on each other and spitting wildly whenever they got dunked. She wanted them to look at her, to wave her in, to just give her a moment of attention. Continue reading