These are what may turn out to be the first chapters of a novel tentatively called “Only A Game,” which could possibly be finished some time in the future, maybe. At present this book-to-be deals with the life of a young man who is addicted to one of the few new drugs to be discovered this century: massively multiplayer online role-playing games. If you are unfamiliar with this digital scourge, have some time on your hands, and haven’t eaten recently, I recommend Googling the term for an eye-opening experience. I won’t spoil all the many surprises and twists and intrigues that will appear later in the narrative (mostly because I don’t know them myself at the moment), but I will say that these chapters represent this young man’s interpretation of how he arrived at such an addiction. And, because this young man is diligent enough to begin his account in utero, we must at least commend him for his thoroughness.
"The Opening Chapters of: Only A Game,"
Vol. 7, Article 10.
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