Harvest Moon, pt 15

This is part of a text adventure series to celebrate the spookiest of months, October (and beyond!). Full information about what’s happening can be found here. It is free to read, but in order to vote on what happens next, you will need to be a Patron.  To become a Patron, you can find my Patreon page here.

Map of the known area

Your inventory:

  • A small flashlight with dead batteries
  • Nick’s car-related paperwork
  • A generic fast food straw
  • A napkin containing some mushed-up sausage rolls
  • A lighter [1 use left]
  • Half a packet of mints
  • A pen

You turn west and take the stairs to the next floor.

The ceilings in the house are tall and the long flight has a 180° twist at the halfway point; when you reach the top, you are turned back around to face east.

You find yourself stood in another corridor. There is a slight kink to it where the stairs join, otherwise it seems to run parallel to the one on the ground floor. Along the length of the landing are small decorative sconces with buzzing electric bulbs. How nice to have some light, even if it is a little headache inducing.

Once again you are met with a selection of doors. There are four in the northern wall of the corridor and three on the southern side. All but one of them – the door furthest from you on the south – is openable. You update your mental map of the house with this new information after taking a quick peek inside the rooms that are available to you. The floor largely consists of spacious and well-furnished bedrooms with a single additional door inside each of them, a linen cupboard that also contains some cleaning materials, and a grand, old-fashioned bathroom. 

It seems clear to you that one of the bedrooms is the ‘main’ bedroom. At first glance, it seems better appointed, better outfitted, and more used than the others. You note with interest that unlike the other bedrooms, this one has two doors inside it. One of them looks as though it might lead to the locked room.

Also of note is another staircase that starts at the east end of the corridor and goes up. This mostly likely leads to the attic.

Where would you like to go next?

  1. Downstairs
  2. Guestroom 1
  3. The bathroom
  4. Guestroom 2
  5. Guestroom 3
  6. The main bedroom
  7. To the attic
  8. Investigate the linen cupboard

Vote for what happens next on my Patron page before 11.30pm GMT tomorrow. The next update will be 8pm GMT on the 31st of October.

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