Key & Compass presents:
Wedding Day
by E. Joyce

Wedding Day is a Z-machine interactive fiction story written with Inform 7 and is © 2014 by E. Joyce. It was an entry in Ectocomp 2014 where it took 5th place.

In this short story, it's your wedding day. You are not young for a bride. Once dressed, you try to enjoy the celebration in the village square. But as the crowd dances and the Village Elder stands apart, watching, you wonder if you can truly go through with it. Are you ready?

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

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House VillageSquare (ENDING 1) (ENDING 2) (say you're ready) (divert then run) (get ready)



> x meorx mirror.

> x dress. wear it.

> x necklace. wear it.

> x hairbrush. brush hair.


Village Square

> x tables. x dumplings. eat dumplings.

> x Elder. talk to Elder.

> 1

You are entombed in a mountain cave and wait.

*** Your village is safe for one more year. ***

> undo

If you say you're not ready, the conversation ends.

If you say you don't want to, that option goes away.

> dance. sing.

> run. (You need to divert the Elder's attention.)

> talk to Elder.

New option: Have you seen my mother?

> 1 (He leaves to look for her.)

> run.

*** You have left your village to its fate. ***






This is the response to CREDITS:

"Wedding Day" was written in Inform 7 by E. Joyce (email redacted) for Ectocomp 2014. It has two endings.



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