Moons of Gich

A Twitter Novel. By Ryan Veeder. Copyright Ryan Veeder MMXIV.

Piol of Gich wiped the blood from her pearly sword and sighed.

“I still have so many enemies left,” she wept, “no matter how many I kill.”

Piv, the first moon of Gich, floated overhead. It was yellow-green.

Piol uttered an ancient Gichian curse over the corpses of the Fik-folk she had defeated. Then she looked in their wallets.

“Hmm,” she said.

According to their orbiter tickets, these Fik-folk were en route to Hed, the second moon of Gich.

“You won’t be needing these,” said Piol.

“I’ll use these to fly myself to Hed, where I can kill even more of those Fik-folk,” she said aloud.

“You won’t,” said a voice behind her.

Piol turned around to see Detective Ff.

“I have a warrant for your arrest,” Ff intoned. “You are wanted for 1,213 homicides.”

Piol spat.

“I am authorized to use deadly force should you resist,” warned Ff.

“You can certainly try your best…” Piol smirked, drawing her sword.

Detective Ff, recognizing the weapon, deployed its multimissiles. Piol exploded, her pearly sword shattered to microscopic bits.

“I’m only a police robot,” Ff thought to itself, “so I can never know love. But if I could, what I would love most is blowing up murderers.”

On the horizon, a violet ghost slowly ascended—Fewkalek, the third moon of Gich. Detective Ff collapsed into space and disappeared.

THE END

The Ascent of the Gothic Tower

CoverThe new StoryBundle features a selection of books about video games that will interest you, as well as a sub-bundle of text adventures I wrote! The Gothic Tower & Assorted Interactive Fiction includes a few games you can play over here at this website, but critically it includes The Ascent of the Gothic Tower, which was commissioned by Simon Carless specifically for this StoryBundle.

One of the other games, titled So, You’ve Never Played a Text Adventure Before, Huh?, was first released in this bundle but is available for free as well. You can play it online even. I recommend it to anyone who has never played a text adventure before.

The bundle also also includes the ebook of “MOTORCYCLUS” and Other Extremely Scary Stories”! Functionally what is going on here is you can pay any amount you wish—the minimum of three dollars, if you want—for my book of scary stories.

Oh. Oh, no. What have I done?