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My Video Game Console Talked to Me

“One more level.” That’s what Jimmy told himself forty-two levels ago.

He ordered his digital character to jump over fire pits, glide over tempestuous tides and flatten deadly turtle henchman. The turtles seemed innocent on the outside, but Jimmy prided himself for noticing they were evil on the inside. “These dastardly reptiles are not going to stop me,” he said.

Several thousand dead henchmen later, Jimmy’s eyes became as heavy as a massive boulder. First one eye closed and then the other stubbornly fought to stay in the game. The boulder soon weighed down both eyes until Jimmy was snoring, drooling and dangling a controller in his right hand. No one know how long he was out.

But the video game console didn’t stop, didn’t sleep. The console magically grew arms and legs and its yellow light split into two bright eyes. This machine unplugged its cord but kept running; it ran to Jimmy and shook him wake.

“Wake up and keep playing. Come on!” it said.

Jimmy somehow shook himself awake. He rubbed his sore eyes open and stumbled into his bed with a thud. The wind whispered through the open window, and he swore he heard the console say “Come and play.”

This dazed man gazed at the console that lay motionless on his bright red bookshelf. There were no arms, no legs and the power cord was still plugged in. The yellow light on the machine blinked at him a couple of times. Was it all dream?


Filed under Silly Video Game Inspired Fiction

Come Back Sleep!

I promise I won’t see Video Games anymore.

It will be just you and me forever.

Please come back!


Filed under Video Game Misc.

Wake up and Play

Roused out of a warm bed by visions of sugar plums dancing in his head?

No, his eyes stung and tried to close as if someone had squeezed lemon juice on them.

Feeling in the dark for the switch…nothing found. No luck in the hallway either.

Finally, his eyes opened wide. Everything became clear. Well, at least the cream-colored carpet on the stairs became visible.

He took one bold leap for humanity on to the first step.


He landed good and hard to make sure he’d made contact with Earth.

“What was that?”A voice whispered, but it didn’t travel far as the dark hallway swallowed it whole.

“Get the bat!”

“No, no it’s just Sam.”

“I don’t believe it. What on Earth would he be doing at this hour?”

Sam heard this, or, in his drowsy state, might have dreamed that he heard it.

But he kept moving.

Boldly, he moved:

Left foot forward

Right foot forward

Left foot

Right foot



By now he was awake as the adrenaline shot through his body.

He approached a large, black object in the living room that looked like something from Planet of the Apes.

But it was an earthling’s TV all along.

“What’s he doing down there?” Someone asked from upstairs.

“Who cares! Go back to sleep.”

Nothing in the house stirred, not even the pet mouse.

Then he picked up a controller and started to play.

What do you do at night when you can’t sleep? Eat or read? Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night just to play a video game?


Filed under Video Game Misc.