Key & Compass presents:
Generic Title
by Bowen Greenwood

Generic Title is a Z-machine interactive fiction story written with Inform 6 and is © 2001 by Bowen Greenwood. It was a participant in the Speed-IF −1 event.

In this short short story, you play as J. Alfred Prufrock. Your creator, T. S. Eliot, wants you to fetch a thousand litres of tea so people will stay awake longer, read more of his poetry, and make him richer.

This solution is by David Welbourn, and is based on Release 1 of the story.


The Club The Streetsof London PrintShop

The Club

> x me. i. x Eliot. x chair. ask Eliot about anything.

> z. (continue to wait until Eliot sends you off for tea)

> s. s.

Print Shop

This game may be broken. I see no way to obtain tea, nor prevent Gustav and Katherine leaving the print shop together.

> x Gustav. ask Gustav about anything.

> z. (wait until Katherine enters)

> x Katherine. ask Katherine about anything.

> z. (wait until game ends)

*** You just weren't as smooth as Gustav. ***



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