Black Lion Theatre. I can see the screen from here. Phone numbers coming on, sex, brunettes, blue panties and rolled up stockings. I get a double text that reads “..ever”. She’s not coming, is she?
The sky is an eye of fire, as if God is making himself known. A new number from the other. An overlong explanation I can’t make out. I think she’s moving away with him. Should I call?
I originally intended to create an interactive Twine story revolving around my thoughts around this time last year, but instead I’ve taken those and created a small journal online of abstract tidbits coming from then. I’m hoping that as these letters continue a story will begin to form and a character will be created.
You can find it here:
I’ll update you with major events as the story progresses. By answering questions on the site events may change as well.
At the moment I’ve changed the name of the project slightly to “JUNE,” as now the name stands both for the month it occurred in, as well as being a stand in for my ex’s name.
“JUNE,” also serves as the opening for the letter, just the person’s name. No modifiers, no “Dear June,” or the like. While I no longer have the same feelings, I think it’s important that I maintain the same tone and state of mind that I had at the time, no matter how ugly. It feels more genuine that way, and will allow me to reflect on what I was thinking and feeling at the time with the advantage of hindsight.
Starting the writing for the project in letter form as allowed me to give it a more organic link between the fragments of insight into the situation and states of mind that are now electronically recorded for the world to see. I’ve also found that highlighting certain words allows me to more organically transition into similar fragments and give it a spiral down effect, likely into a state of such deep emotional responses that it will likely have to transition into the more surreal or poetic late night pieces. I would however like that to be very near the end, and only when appropriate for the train of thought.
Another overarching theme that I’ve seen is that most of them have been late at night. A recurring time is 3AM as well as 4AM, so it’s possible I can use those as a guide for the overarching narrative.
Today i started development on a new project, an interactive text adventure I will be creating using Twine.
It is tentatively titled “JUNE” and i intend it to be a sort of interactive chronicle of my state of mind during my breakup with a longtime girlfriend. Of course as an “artist” i thought it might be better to channel this into some sort of artwork, and it just might help me deal with the strange circumstances surrounding it.
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