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Shelter For the Night

by Bill Ingersoll

2020

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About the Story

George and Amy are one day into a forty-mile backpacking trip in the Adirondack Mountains tired, hungry, and discouraged by the threat of rain. Their path has brought them to Shingle Shanty Lake, the site of a dank cabin that by all appearances hasn't been inhabited for many years. They are reluctant to camp among the debris and mouse turds, but the rain is falling hard and darkness is coming fast.

As the shower begins to ease, Amy steps outside saying she'll be gone for just a minute. This leaves George alone inside the cabin, waiting impatiently not realizing his night of torment is only just beginning.

** Updated November 2020 **

This storygame was originally published to meet the 2020 Halloween Writing Jam deadline, but there hadn't been time to complete all of the intended branching. This version includes a second primary story branch as well as 4 additional endings, satisfying my original ideas.

Note that both branches are intended as independent stories, with abundant inconsistencies between the two. Each stands on its own. Exploration may be required to find where each branch diverges.

Important Notes:

Contribution to the 2020 Halloween Writing Jam
11 unique endings spread out across 51 total pages
Individual storypath lengths range from 8 to 16 pages
2020 Bill Ingersoll

All photos by the author


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