The Reaper’s White Elephant (Part III)

Start from Part I "Your children?" here I have an excuse for starting hella in medias res: the last four parts of this chapter are a single-take deal ft. every main character whose name doesn't start with C "Yeah, were you watching Hector at the funeral? He was staring at me the whole time like … Continue reading The Reaper’s White Elephant (Part III)

The Reaper’s White Elephant (Part II)

Start from Part I The reception wasn't nearly as suffocating as the ceremony. Without a tense central narrative to unite the mourners in their discomfort, and without the noon sun baking them in their suits and full makeup, they could shake off some of the grief; shoulders relaxed, bowties were loosened from stuffy necks, backs … Continue reading The Reaper’s White Elephant (Part II)

Venus in Retrograde Rising (Part II)

(Same deal as first one: sim credits at the bottom, yada yada.) Jazz Deon/Jenny Trevalyn Jazz/Jenny (they/them) wasn't sure which name to put on the sign-up sheet. They'd forgotten which one they settled on, actually, by the time Neala called for a Jazz Deon to please enter the audition room. Jazz approached the audition room’s … Continue reading Venus in Retrograde Rising (Part II)

Venus in Retrograde Rising (Part I)

(One of the joys of SimLit is collaborating with creators who specialize in different areas: some people make gorgeous custom content, others could get an honorary degree in interior design with their Build Mode experience, others master a half-dozen trade programs to set up stunning photographs, others can whip up a character in CAS with … Continue reading Venus in Retrograde Rising (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

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