Ecdysis

Ecdysis

written by Peter Nepstad.

Ecdysis: the process of shedding off the old skin (in reptiles) or casting off the outer cuticle (in insects and other arthropods)

Ecdysis is a relatively short IF based on entry 221 (!) of H.P. Lovecraft’s (him again!) Commonplace book, where he ‘wrote down fragments, plot ideas and scenario outlines’. 

It is not particularly evocative. It contains no puzzle and very little plot. The greatest value in playing it is the alarming ending. And, of course, the rather disturbing descriptions. (“You scratch the back of your head. It feels swollen and soft and you scratch so furiously that it begins to bleed.”) 

(explanation of the Commonplace Book from the .txt file which comes with the download) 

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