Olivia’s Conundrum [Entry Version]

By Ereika | January 30, 2018

Author’s note: This is my non-winning entry for the Into the Black contest. This particular draft was edited and sanitized somewhat. A new, updated version will be added to my Patreon in the future. Thursday, 2:24 pm: We’re sorry, but your DES housing transfer has not been approved. We require additional information. Please sign in…

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Storycast: Overwritten, Episode 2

By Ereika | January 20, 2018

This audio storycast/podcast is set in the same universe as The Storm, before the events of the novel. In Episode 2, we get a bit of (cryptic) backstory by way of case files on Brishara and Louis’ desk.

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Storycast: Overwritten

By Ereika | December 25, 2017

This audio storycast/podcast is set in the same universe as The Storm before the events in the novel unfold. If you enjoy speculative fiction, and have a healthy dose of curiosity, have a listen!

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Strands, Chapter 1

By Ereika | November 6, 2017

“You’d never make it past the psych evals, Jasha.” The cat stretched, then reached out a paw to nudge Jasha’s half-empty cup of noodles a few millimeters closer to the edge of the counter. The clank-clink-clank of claws against ceramic drew Jasha’s attention from the console. He sat up straight, huffed, and narrowed his eyes…

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Quantum Truth, Chapter 1

By Ereika | October 19, 2017

The porcelain sink had a hairline crack from the drain to the top of the basin. Towards the edge of the drain there was a fresh chip of porcelain missing, gouged out when Marlene’s too-wide wedding band finally dislodged from arthritic fingers that trembled in disgust. The band had flowers carved onto the side. Rosebuds.…

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I'll say this. It is surreal navigating a society that despises your very existence while desperately needing your labor to survive.

All these mass layoffs are part of why few game companies want a Hideo Kojima or a Will Wright.

We know the names and faces of videogame executives more than we do videogame developers. And its the executives who keep their positions while treating developers as expendable.

I’m in Paris and didn’t want to miss my classes. I emailed all of my classmates to FaceTime me in the course (professor approved) and they all ignored me. This is the response someone sent me. I want to drop out.

Job hunting/interviewing while depressed consists of incredible moments of productivity punctuated by immediately falling out upon completion like Storm in the old X-Men cartoons.