Key & Compass presents:
Scarlet Portrait Parlor
by Mathbrush

Scarlet Portrait Parlor is a Glulx interactive fiction story written with Inform 7 and is © 2020 by Mathbrush (as "Prismatik"). It was an entry in Event One of Ryan Veeder's Exposition 2020 where it took 3rd place. Ryan Veeder awarded Scarlet Portrait Parlor 8 points out of 10.

In this minimalist story: Darkness has fallen. There is a loom. You carry a heavy guilt.

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

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u d ScarletPortraitParlor Lair

Scarlet Portrait Parlor

There's really very little to do here. To properly appreciate this story, you need to read the source code: it's poetry.

> i. x guilt.

> x loom. take loom.

> drop guilt. (can't!)

> d.


> x portraits. u.

Scarlet Portrait Parlor

> put guilt on loom.

*** It's done. ***


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