The House Husband

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ADRIFT Spring Comp 2005
4th place (joint)
The House Husband
Author(s) Christy Henshaw
Publisher(s) n/a
Release date(s) 17-Apr-2005
Authoring system ADRIFT 4
Platform(s) ADRIFT 4
Language(s) English
License(s) Freeware
Multimedia
Color effects none
Graphics none
Sound/Music none
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Cruelty scale Cruelty to be determined

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How It Begins

I woke up with my legs at a strange angle behind me, and my head crammed against something soft, but not soft enough. Shifting my weight, I notice I'm on the sofa instead of in bed. I crack open my eyes and wince - the window is bright - it must be late morning at least. Pain throbs in my temples, and the dryness of my throat makes me cough, as, sitting up, I try to straighten my stiff neck.

Rubbish is strewn about the room - remains of a dinner of beer and crisps, looks like. I put my hand down and feel crumbs crunching under my weight. I stand up in annoyance, slowly, unfurling my joints to a little tune of creaks and pops. Oh, god. What a mess. How did this happen? I try to remember how I came to be on the couch, how I came to drink all that beer on my own - in fact anything at all from last night, or even the past few days.

The only sound in the room, besides my careful breathing, is the ticking of my watch.

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