"God knows we've all suffered though lockdown. I know a lot of these stories are really going to resonate."

~ gameguy27 

Contemporary short stories

Visual novel, ebook, print on demand

The Village Views is a grand old apartment building that was built on the edge of the city in 1947. Four storeys tall, it boasts generous sized rooms, wide hallways, a whisper of Art Deco styling, and a host of residents who are all doing their best to get through yet another soul-destroying stint in lockdown thanks to Covid-19.

Some of the building’s twenty-four apartments are owner-occupied—like the old woman in 1A, or the gentleman in 2F. Others, like the guy in 3D and the chick in 4B, rent their apartments.

Some residents have been there for years. Others are relatively new.

You’d be forgiven for thinking they’ve formed some kind of community while in lockdown. But they haven’t. They might nod, or say a quick hello to each other in passing, but other than that, the residents keep to themselves—and that’s just how they like it. So, what are they doing to pass the time? What are they doing to stay sane?

Who's to say they are staying sane...

Are you curious to find out? If so, then come on inside and see how the residents of The Village Views are doing.

* This visual novel describes an incident of self-harm.


* The executable file needs to be downloaded and unzipped in order to read the product

* Authors: Various/Anthology


* Producer & Editor: S.C. Farrow

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