July 15th 2010
I dreamed of a burning world. The flames of suffering licked at humanity’s heart. Billions of lives extinguished in a millisecond never to return. Showering the world in an eternal blanket of ashes, leaving only the memory of life. Images flashed before my eyes, too fast for my mind to grasp any meaning from. Then nothing……..total blackness engulfed me.
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These white walls hold me captive. I thought as long as I was incarcerated the darkness would not be able to penetrate the white walls. But it seeps through. Like a disease it constantly spreads. Looking to infect everyone and everything. Not even the white walls can hold back the darkness. Eventually it will consume me.
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I’m scared. My words are being forgotten, my patience is utterly exhausted, my will is being disregarded and my pain and I are betrothed to one another.
Continue reading “A Disease of Emotion: Short Story”
Pandora – 1817
Dark clouds circled the sky above the small village. The clouds swallowed up all light and soon the entire village was either standing in the grey cobblestone streets and dirty alleys or poking their heads out windows and doorways looking up in curiosity and awe.
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The grass is green, a potent green. Each blade a vibrant toothpick of colors. There are kids running through it. There’s a mother walking her dog on the other side of the street and a man fetching his mail. The world is full of substance, while I am hollow.
Continue reading “Fast: A Short Story”
We like to have fun at Quiet Stories, and spread love to other creators that inspire us. So although no one asked for it, and we are totally unqualified to offer any awards, these are all the non-gaming media that we loved in 2018.
Continue reading “The Non-Game Awards: 2018”
Earlier this year I decided to investigate the difficulties and realities of marketing and launching a video game related product. The aim of this experiment was to see if it is possible to find success without the backing of a large company in the video game industry.
Continue reading “My Experience with Kickstarter”
Today I must announce the sad news that Video Game Abominations will not be releasing. Video Game Abominations was a satirical encyclopedia filled with all your favorite video game characters. Written and illustrated by myself (Chris Bowring), this was to be Quiet Stories first official book. We launched on Kickstarter in April, with a goal of $15,200 NZD, and as of today, funding ended with $1882 NZD raised (12% of our goal).
Continue reading “Video Game Abominations… Isn’t Happening”
It’s been an exciting time for us at Quiet Stories. We’ve just announced our first major project and already have some big names supporting us.
Continue reading “Video Game Abominations: 1 Week Later”
Quiet Stories is proud to announce our first major project, Video Game Abominations!
“What if there was a book filled with all your favorite video game characters… but then someone decided to take the piss out of them?”
Continue reading “Video Game Abominations Launches on Kickstarter”