Every Good Story

[This needs a little explanation. This is from a writing experiment that me and some friends are working on, called Runeclock. The conceit is that the whole thing takes place in a vast simulation. The Players [writers] describe their characters’ actions, the System responds with the next chunk of narrative. But what happens when the Players don’t input anything ? Does the System get bored? Angry? Vengeful?]

 

sysboot

sysboot prompt :::::/> force sess load

PL logn…….Check? No.

PL unavail

force sess load

Event Type: Error
Event Source: System Error
Event Category: (102)
Event ID: 1003
User: N/A
Computer: SYSTEM
Description:
Error code 0000004e, parameter1 00000099, parameter2 000fffff, parameter3 00000007, parameter4 00000000

reroute panic door

sysboot override

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sysprompt:::::/> session load

Players: o

Observers: 1fightingwind…….player
2bacchianrevelry…….player
3JeremyLMiller…….player
4Sheeponstiltz…….player
5emilylm…….player
6BritonD…….player
7GloucesterR3…….observer
8nogoldenapples…….player
9Neal…….observer
10patrickn913…….observer
11MrChen4…….observer
12EcstaticTruth…….
13

syscomm parameter locked
active generation mode

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Session::// ……xxxxnull….712jl…xxxxxnull

TC:-21

Maximum Players: 0
Observers: 12

The Man in the Hat

The Man in the Hat sat in a dirty hotel.

He wasn’t even himself, his Hat was hanging from the corner of a nearby chair. But his prize still sat gleaming on his lap.

The Green-Glass Node, his Key.

He caught his reflection in the bathroom mirror, and ran his hand ruefully through the scrub beard that dotted his cheeks. The Man had to lean over slightly to get a better view of his left cheek, the red fluid was covering nearly a third of the mirror’s edge.

He had a headache. He always woke with a headache.

The Man stood up and put on his Hat. He was wearing unbuttoned slacks, gray and black pinstripe, and no shirt.

He blearily walked around the room, looking for something to ease his headache. Even though nothing ever worked.

There was some fresh trash on the bathroom counter, he elbowed it aside. A green bottle still held some liquid, he put it to his lips and drank deep. No lamps were on in his hotel room, the green-glass light was more than enough.

The Man looked at his reflection, wiping away the red fluid so he could get a better look at the pupils of his eyes.

“Heavy hangs the head,”the Man muttered.

The trash stank. He would need to leave this time. Soon.

He had plans to complete, things to put in motion. The gates of Heaven were high, he had an army to build. The Man in the Hat turned at a sudden noise near the bedside table.

pop

An Observer Node, quite unconcerned by it’s Green-Glass brethren hovered in place, red as a fire hydrant. The Man smirked, and lumbered over to it. He sniffed the air delicately, and laid a finger to his chin in thought.

Finally, he laid one long finger on the node to activate it.

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