The Games of Men

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Summary

When the Outlands attacked, people stopped trusting each other. When it ended, everyone stuck together. Everyone agreed on one thing; they all hated the Outliers. Funny story, I married one.

Genre:
Drama / Other
Author:
HappynessAlive
Status:
Ongoing
Chapters:
3
Rating:
n/a
Age Rating:
13+

The Game

There is a game that we all play sometimes. It’s not a very nice game, but we still play. It’s not very easy either, but we make it sometimes, and sometimes it’s the easiest thing in the world.

It’s a funny game. Not because it’s particularly amusing, but because it’s not. I rather not play, but sometimes I find myself in the middle of it without ever noticing I started playing.

It’s one of those games, you don’t really know the rules, just that you have to keep on playing. There aren’t many guidelines either; when we are bored we play, when were scared we play harder, and when we are happy, we lie and pretend we never played. Everybody knows we are playing though, but no one ever calls out anybody, because we know the other is lying too. A common curtsy if you will.

When we play we sometimes cry, but most of the time we smile, thats why we play, so we can smile, even when it hurts.

Most of us don’t realize we’re playing. It’s almost unintentional. Almost. Sometimes it’s not however, we just like to think it is, it’s easier to think that. Makes us seem less cruel.

We don’t really have much choice in whether we play; maybe we do, it’s just easier to say we don’t. That way it’s simpler, that way we feel better. Isn’t that the whole point of playing? Us, feeling better? Feeling better about what we have done, about what we haven’t, and all the things that happened that we weren’t a part of.

It’s the kind of game that takes skill. Everybody plays, but those who are really good, get the most out of it. Or maybe the least, I still haven’t figured it out. The best players always smile the saddest, and the worst are just ignorant. Sometimes the best players are the youngest, they are born experts. Other times, it is the older souls, whom have been playing for years, take triumph.

When we play, we play with others, we need too. There is no point otherwise. The game needs many players, otherwise it’s useless.

Sometimes we play with others, sometimes others play with us.

I used to be really good at this game, I loved to play, I must have, why else would I have gone on as long as I have? It’s not a very prideful game, It never adds anything to you, only takes away. I wanted to stop; I needed to, for everyone. We couldn’t be better people if we didn’t, but I didn’t know how, and it was so much easier to continue playing then to stop.

I’m sorry, I lied. We play it all the time. We never really stop playing. We start playing when we are young, when we are born, and end when we are done. The game goes on though. It doesn’t matter if we keep on going. We stop, it never does.

Would you like to play?

Funny story, you’ve already started.



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Further Recommendations

HJ : Thank you to the author for such a great series!!! If this whole series was published in a book, I would be the first one in line to buy it ;) The way the story is written and all the plot twists, I simply love it!

Delores Smith: Yes, enjoyed this book. Very happy for lizzy, after everything she's been through she deserves love and happiness.

Michelle Johnson: I love it. I really hope they wind up together!

Jd Nox: Amazing short story. Love it! ❤️

Cecilia Florentino: Enjoyed reading and waiting for the next chapters unfolding .Just wishing for a continuous flow of plots in the story😘

Kat-green-eyes: Really recommend this book. I just started reading and can't put it down. Their relationship is like an elastic band. Hope they throw the elastic band and come together.

Joana Nascimento: This one put me at the end of the chair... So many twists. Recall good.

More Recommendations

Lisa MacRitchie: So goooood! Can’t wait for your third book on Ty

Lola Griffin: The book is so good to read can’t wait to see what happens next in the book

Kellyan David: I really liked but it's not the ending I was hoping for. I really enjoy reading and the ending made it a bit real and not fiction because ppl do go through things like that. I'm happy they stuck together through it all

Jennifer Leigh Anne Ciliska: Wow, that was awesome thank you for sharing your story with me

annwilson1252: Think thay will fall in love .but there will be some heartbreak on the way .

huriya089: I think the author has displayed a very good understanding of the characters and I am thoughrly enjoying reading this

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