My short story, “Griefer,” appears in this week’s issue of The Escapist. This is the magazine’s inaugural fiction issue, and I’m honored to be a part of it.
Congratulations, Will! I’ve never heard of The Escapist before, maybe ill check it out.
Wow! Just …. WOW!
I’m sure I’ll have something constructive to say when I’ve read it again, but it’s fantastic anyhow.
I frequently read the Escapist and saw your article. I enjoyed it immensely, but I’m left rather confused about it. Are you talking about how Griefer’s logic breaks down in the real world? Or does Griefer know best how to end a conflict?
Hi General, thanks for visiting. I’ll admit, I’m hesitant to say much about the story because it’s meant to ask more questions than it answers. The good news is, that means you’re not missing some vital cue you might be looking for. Personally, though, I don’t think anybody in the story knows the best way to end a conflict—there’s a lot of questionable judgment on display by the characters in that story.
Those’re some right purty words you put together there, Hindmarch. I’ll admit it, I was taken in by the narrator’s bit (is that too spoilery?), and felt a little gullible about it. But man, the weird mixture of amusement and horror I felt at reading his thoughts at the end was definitely worth it.
I may launch a newsletter soon!