I love games. I can spend hours playing the solitaire and other games that came on my computer. Spider, Freecell, Hearts, Mahjong Titans, their insidious whispers call to me. “Sucker, come here. Just play once. I won’t tell anyone.” And I agree. I’ll only play one game and then I’ll get to work, but one game becomes two, then two becomes more until before I know it the evening is shot.
My latest downfall is Bubble Shooter over on Alice Audrey’s website. I get sucked into that game pitting myself against the everfalling bubbles, trying to zap them all before they come down over my head. I use to have dreams about that very subject – something coming down over my head – so it brings with it a certain anxiety. But, I can’t stop playing.
Another game I love is Bejeweled. Thank goodness I ran out of the free trial because that is one addictive game. I think I heard somewhere that Bejeweled is one of the most popular game downloads. I don’t doubt it.
I know I shouldn’t be playing and I won’t buy them, but I can’t get myself to get rid of the ones I’ve got. So, I’ve made a pact with myself. I can play one game for every 500 words I write. I think that’s fair. I’m proud of myself for taking a stand.
Okay, time to write my 500 words – just as soon as I finish this game.
How about you? What’s your game?