Unlike Mike (Part II)

Everyone knew Claudia habitually overreacted to each new room she stepped into, and so it was the first thing they looked forward to when they invited her over. 8 Landgraab, which sent the average threshold-crosser into such severe awe they forgot which celestial temple they were entering, left Claudia scrambling to find enough superlatives for … Continue reading Unlike Mike (Part II)

Unlike Mike (Part I)

"Ah, darling, it's been too long," she said, illuminating with her presence a room not unlike one dreamed up by a kindergartener in their quadrilateral phase who wanted to capture the informed nostalgia of life as depicted in vintage photographs but whose understanding of both causality and color-negative film left something to be desired. Aileen … Continue reading Unlike Mike (Part I)

Look What You’ve Done to Me, Xishu Liu

As the grey clouds finished relieving themselves of extra weight, the roof of the Casbah Gallery burst forth in glittering splendor from the sunlit reflection of thousands of watery beads. Look closely and you'd notice each bead was caught in an internal battle between stasis, gravity, and surface tension, one that resolved within minutes depending … Continue reading Look What You’ve Done to Me, Xishu Liu

Eyebleach with the Shallot-Lius

San Myshuno's favorite necrophiliac is here to step in before things get too real. The Small Onion & Destroy family A week before Jasper found his nemesis in a multi-thousand-year-old snow demon, Xiyuan and his husband forego preparing for Winterfest in favor of a monomaniacal adherence to routine that rivals Groundhog Day---but here with the … Continue reading Eyebleach with the Shallot-Lius

The Grey Wedding

"I can't believe this," Aileen said, to her son and to her own wedding invitation, propped up with a twine-wrapped baby food jar, sporting a mockingly pastoral Seven-Brides-for-Seven-Brothers scene even as the droplets splattering her window at 220 bpm threatened an ambience closer to that Alanis Morissette song. Aileen, having enough writing skill points to … Continue reading The Grey Wedding

The Lucas/Liu/Haskins Conglomerate: To Being an ‘Us’ for Once

The smell of lobster cooked on a cheap stove and the sound of technical drills performed at a steadily increasing tempo clash for sensory dominance directly outside the 12th story window of an Arts District apartment. Their progenitor pauses to admire the acoustics of his living room; the partially tiled floor had a wonderful effect … Continue reading The Lucas/Liu/Haskins Conglomerate: To Being an ‘Us’ for Once

The Shallot-Liu Family: Shallot-Liu vs. Shu

Some Sims belong in certain places. Charlie needs to live near a fishing hole. Hector has a 98% chance of ending up in Selvadorada. Shu’s heart was always in San Myshuno, and, in what is arguably the only silver lining to his parents' divorce, can temporarily stay with relatives. Relatives he'll talk to when Chantel's … Continue reading The Shallot-Liu Family: Shallot-Liu vs. Shu