The Sim Diary

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
‘The Sim Diary’ is a humorous short story that gives the reader a peek into the tragic yet comical world of a video game character whose life story is found within a virtual diary hidden within the case of a popular video game. The little man deals with a series of unfortunate incidents that certain video-gamers may be familiar with, until he is ultimately left alone in his virtual home. More
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Words: 1,530
Language: English
ISBN: 9781311251602
About David Bond

Born in Stretford, Manchester, I am living in Sale and working in Stockport (both near Manchester, that wet place with the football teams).

My first published story here on Smashwords is 'Life and Death on the Tracks', a dark little tale that won second prize with the Darker Times fiction competition. My second published story is 'The Sim Diary', which won an honorary mention in the Five Stop Story fiction competition. Any praise or criticism can be directed to 'd-bond-34@hotmail.co.uk', and you can find a link to my travel blog below! Thanks for reading!

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Review by: Mike White on Oct. 05, 2016 :
God, this is awesome. The voice of the main character really comes through, and the author did a great job of exploring the premise. If Rod Serling had written a twenty-first century episode of the Twilight Zone, it would probably have looked like this.

However, in this case, we know the twist up front and its implications are really explored. I actually really felt sorry for the character at the end of the story. The ending actually almost seems bitterly metaphorical.
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Review by: Carine Engelbrecht on April 23, 2014 :
How does a simulated virtual game existence compare to real life? David Bond presents a few unexpected and thought-provoking conclusions. Definitely worth a read.
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Review by: jesbrewer10 on April 20, 2014 :
Really funny parody of The Sims, a hilarious little nostalgia trip! Well written too
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