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There’s More to Life than Boxes: a fable

The Maker


The Maker reached the pinnacle of his career seven years ago when he created Robot Boy.  To celebrate he hit the town and ended up playing a game of chance with The Overseer.  He was doing well and, in a moment that he has regretted every day since, he bet Robot Boy.

The Maker was sure that he would win.  He did not. The Overseer did.

The Maker and his business has suffered ever since; he misses Robot Boy so much, every evening he weeps.

The Maker is friends with a Wolf, whom he has not seen for some time.

He hopes that one day he will be reunited with Robot Boy and on that day he will rejoice.


I lecture in creative writing, games and education. I write. I make the odd game. I work with the odd school to make learning more like playing a game...

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