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So Are the Days

by Dawn Sueoka profile

Surreal
2020

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About the Story

Stories about sand, stories that behave like sand.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: April 2, 2020
Current Version: 1.00
License: Freeware
Development System: Twine
IFID: Unknown
TUID: ovkfbxc2r3rpp3q3

Off-Site Reviews

Datalexic
Short experimental stories
Appearing in the non-competitive Back Garden section, So Are The Days consists of a suite of very short experimental stories related to the concept of sand, with a sensibility to which Porpentine is the closest analog I can think of in the IF space.

The stories play with various qualities of sand, and they evoke a sense of the malleability of it, how it can represent the passage of time, and how the tiny pieces can wash away or form into something larger. One story allows the reader to move backwards and forwards as events transpire in a town, shifting how randomized occurrences from the past rewrite the story that plays out in the future. Another is a single page of text with a sort of slider at the bottom that gradually erases letters or brings them back.

Most importantly, though, a sure writing voice holds together these formal experiments by maintaining focus on the underlying themes and ideas, infusing meaning into the structures. The combination of high quality prose and interesting experimental forms results in a work that I could see getting recognition in the year-end XYZZY awards.
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