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Rumination is an experimental work I did for my Interactive Narratives class. The story plays out like a choose your own adventure book, but no matter what you choose, it all leads to the same ending.

The story is not meant to say that we have no choices in life, but that there is no point in ruminating about a past that can't be changed. I use to waste away my days dreaming about what I could have done to save my parents' marriage, only to wake up to the realization that the past is gone, but I still have a future ahead of me.

At the Garden of Forking Paths I made a choice. No regrets. I look ahead.

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miawalts Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member
This struck deep. I really need to read the author's note at the end. Thank you.
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MadeBy-Unknown Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Photographer
Very strong and moving, I'm sure this helped plenty of people and I hope it will continue to help others. Great job!
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Day-dre-mer Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
that musick, ist butiful pleas what the song?
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:iconimthemiddleofnowhere:
UWAHHHH THE FEELS-
I remember the feeling of how it felt to be in the middle of that...
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Amacey Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student
My parents almost got divorced not long after i played this and I remembered and cried my eyes out
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SisterPolish Featured By Owner Edited Aug 17, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want cry but I cant... Even if I feel pain... Even if I hear them arguing... I canty cry anymore... I want to born emotiolness... I dont want to be a human anymore! I HATE PEOPLE! IM IN DEPRESSION! But nobody care!  lies lies lies lies lies Lies Lies Lies Lies Lies LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES!!!!!! LIFE IS A ONE BIG LIE!!!
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Rigi-san Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
My dad used to be an alcoholic. With nights with him whenever he drunk, there was always an argument that involved the police coming. It stayed like that for two years until five days ago when my step mum fortunately he's now getting help and has a job now! ♥

Social workers are bad.
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Goldiegirl2495 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
D:
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Im-Reshi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You made me cry by this, I'm imagining my parents leaving each other. My mom going back to Philippines, my dad probably going to Florida. Never seeing one parent again...I can't imagine a world without the both of them...
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Darkfoxdragon101 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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So sad but so true.
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