My CruelJan20 story: Creature Comforts

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This is my entry. I’ve thought about it for some time, and I never thought I’d put it down into words, given the content… but when this year’s #CruelJan20 contest theme was announced, I thought, why not? And I did. This time around I didn’t write my story at the last minute, as I usually do. I got it down during the first half of the month, and I had plenty of time to edit it. A good thing, because it needed a lot of corrections.

If you need to see tags and trigger words before you read my story, click here. Be forewarned, looking at them will spoil the story for you, but if you need to know what you’re getting into, I’ve posted that for you. The unique aspect of my entry this year is that it also available in audio form. I can’t say that any other @SizeRiot entry has every been made available in this format before, but I might be wrong. In any case, I’m very happy to share my story both ways.

Creature Comforts

Here’s the audio file for my story, narrated by the very talented writer and voice actor @PSpectiveShift. I’m grateful he offered to record the contest version, and I’m very happy with the result. It’s 12:27 minutes long, and the same tags and triggers as my story apply, obviously.

4 thoughts on “My CruelJan20 story: Creature Comforts

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  1. Goddamn it, that’s a fantastic vocal job! You’re so lucky to get PerspectiveShift collaborating on this. Well, it’s not surprising, you’re a fucking brilliant writer and you’ll naturally draw talent to you. This is a satisfying story to relive: the spirit of your own writing has one spirit, and the interpretation of the narrator brings a new life to it. I’m excited to witness this process! Congrats!

    1. I agree. I was stunned to learn PerspectiveShift has offered to record other writers’ stories after previous contests, and no one has taken him up on his extraordinarily generous offer. I feel fortunate to have my story receive such treatment.

      Thank you very much! I’m infinitely pleased with the result, and I can only invite other writers to try to bring their stories to reality in this new dimension, if they can. And if ever PerspectiveShift makes such an offer, jump at the chance of it, because he’s amazing at his job.

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