It’s song time! A group of writers invited me to participate in a flash fiction exercise involving song prompts. The song for this entry is “I’m A Mess” by Ed Sheeran. Just recently I learned his fans are called Sheerios. Fact for the day if you were unaware of this cuteness. As always, there are no rules and I decided to write a text adventure based on what I thought after listening to the song. I hope you enjoy and also see these fellow writers for their pieces:

Text Adventure

Arrive at party. Partygoers TALK outside and front door is open to ENTER.


“The Host’s got porn on upstairs. It’s hilarious, like 70’s German stuff. No idea where he found it. But hey, glad you could make it. Keg’s in back.” Partygoers are clearly drunk.


Enter LIVING ROOM. Partygoers TALK and DANCE to music. STAIRS lead to second floor and KITCHEN is to the north.


Are you sure?


This has never proven to be a good decision before.


You don’t want to go to the KITCHEN first?


At least TALK to someone. Who shows up at a party and goes straight into just dancing?


Fine…okay, fair enough. Actually…you’re not that bad. SING?


You sing, “To the windows! To the walls! To the sweat drop down my balls…”


Now who wants to go to the KITCHEN all of a sudden? Partygoers TALK. There is a KEG and Drinking GAMES.




“Ah, you know. The Guy you are looking for is here but, he went upstairs I think. At least, that’s the last I saw him. Want something to DRINK?”


You receive one mixed drink.


The GAME looks kind of fun though.


Enter living room. Partygoers TALK and DANCE to music. STAIRS lead to second floor and KITCHEN is to the north.


“You look familiar, have we met before?” ANSWER or ASK QUESTION


“Oh, I know where I’ve seen you from! You went to the party with Guy last week. I know him through some mutual friends. Are you guys dating?” ANSWER or ASK QUESTION


“It’s been a while since I’ve seen him. I know he was here.”>STAIRS

Enter second floor. HALLWAY is empty and ROOM ONE is occupied with partygoers. ROOM TWO and ROOM THREE seem vacant. ROOM FOUR has the door closed and light can been seen from underneath. BATHROOM door is closed.


Take back what I said earlier. Partygoers from outside weren’t completely drunk, there really is porn on. REEVALUATE friendship with the Host later. Partygoers TALK over the movie while others LAUGH and CRITIQUE quality of film.


You giggle and accidently snort some of your mixed drink into your nose. It burns terribly.


BATHROOM door is now open. ROOM THREE is now occupied and door is open, find female partygoer is in HALLWAY.


Find Guy in ROOM THREE.


Guy does not respond.


“I didn’t think you were going to be here.”


“I just met her tonight.”


“Yeah, we were in the BATHROOM. Listen, it’s just a random girl I met. It’s not a big deal.”


“Like I said before…you weren’t suppose to be here.”


The door to ROOM THREE is now closed. You can KICK it if makes you feel better.


KICK has alerted the Host to your pissed off destructive freak out.


You have reached the LIVING ROOM. Everyone is now aware of the situation. I’d recommend the EXIT.


Partygoers TALK outside and CAR is in the parking lot.


You can DRIVE for a while and let the road calm you. HOME is nearby. Or find a FRIEND.


You arrive at a male friends house. Stay in CAR or ENTER house?






  1. Clever girl. 😀 I really like this. This is an awesomely unique take, and I just love it.

    Also, I was not aware that Sheerios were a thing. However, after being a chaperone on a high school bus trip to Chicago and listening to all the 14 and 15 year olds evangelize about Ed Sheeran, I’m not surprised that they have an adorable little name to go along with all their squeefulness. 😀


  2. I like the choose your own adventure vibe through texts. Clever, lady! And Sheerios crack me up. Not as good as Benedict Cumberbatch’s Cumberbitches, but still good.


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