A quiet evening at home by anonymous.

It always annoys me when games are called "An Interactive Fiction". I know it's an interactive fiction.

After a boring day at work, a slow, annoying commute on the subway, and a tiring slog, you have finally arrived home sweet home. As usual, you've got an urgent need to use the restroom.

A Quiet Evening at Home
An Interactive Fiction
Release 1 / Serial number 100924 / Inform 7 build 6E72 (I6/v6.31 lib 6/12N)

Sidewalk
You are standing on a densely-settled residential street in front of a beige house with red trim. A short flight of stairs leads to the front door

Wrong capitalization so soon isn't a good sign.

> x me
You feel like you need to go to the bathroom
you've got to use the restroom!

> i
You are carrying:
a backpack (being worn, and closed)

> open backpack
You open the backpack, revealing a copper key.

you've got to use the restroom!

> in
you'd really rather be going home.

> u

Stoop
The front stoop is a neat square of concrete with wrought iron railings on either side. The front door faces the stairs. On the brick wall next to the front door is a small black mailbox. A colorful rubber mat for wiping your feet on lies on the concrete

you've got to use the restroom!

> in
(first opening the front door)
It seems to be locked.

> unlock door
(with the backpack)
That doesn't seem to fit the lock.

you've got to use the restroom!

> unlock door with key
(first taking the copper key)
You unlock the front door.

> in
(first opening the front door)
Foyer
A place to decide, up or down, in or out. A half staircase continues down to the basement on your right, while another half staircase goes up into the main part of the house. There is a light switch on the wall next to the door.

you've got to use the restroom!

> turn on light
You switch a light switch on.

> u

Living Room
The living room is an L-shaped space painted peach and green. There are bookshelves along one wall and a TV in the corner facing the couch. There are entrances to the kitchen both north and east of this room.

A white medium-height table is over by the side of the room.

On the table are a cage (closed) (in which is a hamster) and a rodent ball (empty).

You can also see a couch and a loveseat here.

gotta go! gotta go!

> n

Kitchen
A square room combining technology of the 60s with those of the 00s. A hall is straight ahead to the north. There is a large white side-by side refrigerator of recent vintage next to a stainless steel sink with nothing in it, while the stove has ancient coil-type electric burners. Wood-fronted cabinets line the walls below the the stove and oven. Shelves line the walls above. There is a table and a chair here. Your kitchen bin sits next to the refrigerator.

You can see an old microwave here.

> s

Living Room
The living room is an L-shaped space painted peach and green. There are bookshelves along one wall and a TV in the corner facing the couch. There are entrances to the kitchen both north and east of this room.

A white medium-height table is over by the side of the room.

On the table are a cage (closed) (in which is a hamster) and a rodent ball (empty).

You can also see a couch and a loveseat here.

gotta go! gotta go!

> e

Kitchen
A square room combining technology of the 60s with those of the 00s. A hall is straight ahead to the north. There is a large white side-by side refrigerator of recent vintage next to a stainless steel sink with nothing in it, while the stove has ancient coil-type electric burners. Wood-fronted cabinets line the walls below the the stove and oven. Shelves line the walls above. There is a table and a chair here. Your kitchen bin sits next to the refrigerator.

You can see an old microwave here.

> undo
Living Room
[Previous turn undone.]

> d

Foyer
A place to decide, up or down, in or out. A half staircase continues down to the basement on your right, while another half staircase goes up into the main part of the house. There is a light switch on the wall next to the door.

Yes, but where is it? Really the protagonist would know, so this is a bad puzzle.

> d
maybe some other time.

you've got to use the restroom!

> u

Living Room
The living room is an L-shaped space painted peach and green. There are bookshelves along one wall and a TV in the corner facing the couch. There are entrances to the kitchen both north and east of this room.

A white medium-height table is over by the side of the room.

On the table are a cage (closed) (in which is a hamster) and a rodent ball (empty).

You can also see a couch and a loveseat here.

gotta go! gotta go!

> w
You can't go that way.

> help
That's not a verb I recognize.

> hint
That's not a verb I recognize.

> u
You can't go that way.

gotta go! gotta go!

> w
You can't go that way.

> s

Foyer
A place to decide, up or down, in or out. A half staircase continues down to the basement on your right, while another half staircase goes up into the main part of the house. There is a light switch on the wall next to the door.

you've got to use the restroom!

> undo
Living Room
[Previous turn undone.]

> n

Kitchen
A square room combining technology of the 60s with those of the 00s. A hall is straight ahead to the north. There is a large white side-by side refrigerator of recent vintage next to a stainless steel sink with nothing in it, while the stove has ancient coil-type electric burners. Wood-fronted cabinets line the walls below the the stove and oven. Shelves line the walls above. There is a table and a chair here. Your kitchen bin sits next to the refrigerator.

You can see an old microwave here.

gotta go! gotta go!

> undo
Living Room
[Previous turn undone.]

> n

Kitchen
A square room combining technology of the 60s with those of the 00s. A hall is straight ahead to the north. There is a large white side-by side refrigerator of recent vintage next to a stainless steel sink with nothing in it, while the stove has ancient coil-type electric burners. Wood-fronted cabinets line the walls below the the stove and oven. Shelves line the walls above. There is a table and a chair here. Your kitchen bin sits next to the refrigerator.

You can see an old microwave here.

gotta go! gotta go!

> n

Hall
The short backbone of your house. Doors open to the west, east, north and northeast. There are photographs of water on rocks along the wall

must...pee...now...

> n

Master Bedroom
Your bedroom. When you travel, you often miss your bed.

must...pee...now...

> s

Hall
The short backbone of your house. Doors open to the west, east, north and northeast. There are photographs of water on rocks along the wall

must...pee...now...

> w

Office
Since getting a laptop, you hardly ever use this room. It's full of papers and other junk.

must...pee...now...

> e

Hall
The short backbone of your house. Doors open to the west, east, north and northeast. There are photographs of water on rocks along the wall

must...pee...now...

> e
Ahhhhh!

You complete your business here. What relief.

Bathroom
Your full bathroom. It's rather frighteningly pink. You've never bothered to paint it.

> w

Hall
The short backbone of your house. Doors open to the west, east, north and northeast. There are photographs of water on rocks along the wall

> ne

Guest Bedroom
Such a pleasant place, you want to sleep here yourself sometimes. A sliding glass door in the north wall leads outside. There is a light switch next to the door.

A sliding glass door sits between the guest bedroom and the outside.

You can also see a futon and a lid here.

> z
Time passes.

> i
You are carrying:
a copper key
a backpack (being worn, and open but empty)

> u
You can't go that way.

> n
(first opening the sliding door)

The Deck
You stand on a deck planked in gray recycled plastic lumber. Down from here is the back yard.

A sliding glass door sits between the guest bedroom and the outside.

> d

Back Yard
A small square of grass dominated by a large cherry tree just starting to turn from green to gold. The side yard is to the southeast.

> climb tree
You're not much for climbing trees. Besides, all the cherries were eaten by birds months ago. And they were full of worms.

> se

Side Yard
The tiny buffer of land between you and your neighbor, bordered by a chain link fence.

You can see a garbage can (closed) here.

> open can
You open the garbage can.

> look in it
The garbage can is empty.

> nw

Back Yard
A small square of grass dominated by a large cherry tree just starting to turn from green to gold. The side yard is to the southeast.

> s

The Deck
You stand on a deck planked in gray recycled plastic lumber. Down from here is the back yard.

A sliding glass door sits between the guest bedroom and the outside.

> s

Guest Bedroom
Such a pleasant place, you want to sleep here yourself sometimes. A sliding glass door in the north wall leads outside. There is a light switch next to the door.

A sliding glass door sits between the guest bedroom and the outside.

You can also see a futon and a lid here.

> w
You can't go that way.

> n

The Deck
You stand on a deck planked in gray recycled plastic lumber. Down from here is the back yard.

A sliding glass door sits between the guest bedroom and the outside.

> s

Guest Bedroom
Such a pleasant place, you want to sleep here yourself sometimes. A sliding glass door in the north wall leads outside. There is a light switch next to the door.

A sliding glass door sits between the guest bedroom and the outside.

You can also see a futon and a lid here.

> sw

Hall
The short backbone of your house. Doors open to the west, east, north and northeast. There are photographs of water on rocks along the wall

> n

Master Bedroom
Your bedroom. When you travel, you often miss your bed.

> get in bed
You get onto your bed.

Maybe I'm not feeling especially drowsy, but what else is there to do?

> sleep
You aren't feeling especially drowsy.

The light outside has changed from daylight to dusk.

> i
You are carrying:
a copper key
a backpack (being worn, and open but empty)

> look under bed
dust bunnies. whee.

> s
(first getting off your bed)

Hall
The short backbone of your house. Doors open to the west, east, north and northeast. There are photographs of water on rocks along the wall

> w

Office
Since getting a laptop, you hardly ever use this room. It's full of papers and other junk.

> x papers
There are piles of old papers and other things you need to file, sort, shred and/or throw away.

> x junk
There are piles of old papers and other things you need to file, sort, shred and/or throw away.

> search junk
You feel overwhelmed just looking at it.

> e

Hall
The short backbone of your house. Doors open to the west, east, north and northeast. There are photographs of water on rocks along the wall

> s

Kitchen
A square room combining technology of the 60s with those of the 00s. A hall is straight ahead to the north. There is a large white side-by side refrigerator of recent vintage next to a stainless steel sink with nothing in it, while the stove has ancient coil-type electric burners. Wood-fronted cabinets line the walls below the the stove and oven. Shelves line the walls above. There is a table and a chair here. Your kitchen bin sits next to the refrigerator.

You can see an old microwave here.

> x cabinets
You see nothing special about the cabinet.

> open cabinets
You open the cabinet, revealing a soup can.

> get can
Taken.

> x it
Your favorite kind of organic soup, somehow both health and junk food.

> open fridge
You open the refrigerator, revealing some condiments.

> x table
Your wooden table. It's a bit scuffed.

The refrigerator door swings closed.

> look under it
You find nothing of interest.

> look on it
You can't see any such thing.

> look on table
You can't see any such thing.

> x shelves
Wooden-fronted shelves line the walls over the counter and stove

In the shelves is a bowl.

The last light of the day is gone
>
x chair
A wooden chair with slats, very popular in the mid-90s

> get bowl
Taken.

> open can
You need some sort of tool for that.

> l
Kitchen
A square room combining technology of the 60s with those of the 00s. A hall is straight ahead to the north. There is a large white side-by side refrigerator of recent vintage next to a stainless steel sink with nothing in it, while the stove has ancient coil-type electric burners. Wood-fronted cabinets line the walls below the the stove and oven. Shelves line the walls above. There is a table and a chair here. Your kitchen bin sits next to the refrigerator.

You can see an old microwave here.

> x bin
An off-white bin for your garbage.

In the kitchen bin is a trash bag.

> open it
That's not something you can open.

> get bag
Taken.

> e
You can't go that way.

> s

Living Room
The living room is an L-shaped space painted peach and green. There are bookshelves along one wall and a TV in the corner facing the couch. There are entrances to the kitchen both north and east of this room.

A white medium-height table is over by the side of the room.

On the table are a cage (closed) (in which is a hamster) and a rodent ball (empty).

You can also see a couch and a loveseat here.

> n

Kitchen
A square room combining technology of the 60s with those of the 00s. A hall is straight ahead to the north. There is a large white side-by side refrigerator of recent vintage next to a stainless steel sink with nothing in it, while the stove has ancient coil-type electric burners. Wood-fronted cabinets line the walls below the the stove and oven. Shelves line the walls above. There is a table and a chair here. Your kitchen bin sits next to the refrigerator.

You can see an old microwave here.

> n

Hall
The short backbone of your house. Doors open to the west, east, north and northeast. There are photographs of water on rocks along the wall

> ne

Guest Bedroom
Such a pleasant place, you want to sleep here yourself sometimes. A sliding glass door in the north wall leads outside. There is a light switch next to the door.

A sliding glass door sits between the guest bedroom and the outside.

You can also see a futon and a lid here.

> n

Darkness
You just know there's a skunk out there...waiting.

> se
these railings are built to code so you can't fall off.

You really need some light out here! Maybe you have a flashlight or something in the house.

> s

Guest Bedroom
Such a pleasant place, you want to sleep here yourself sometimes. A sliding glass door in the north wall leads outside. There is a light switch next to the door.

A sliding glass door sits between the guest bedroom and the outside.

You can also see a futon and a lid here.

> sw

Hall
The short backbone of your house. Doors open to the west, east, north and northeast. There are photographs of water on rocks along the wall

> s

Kitchen
A square room combining technology of the 60s with those of the 00s. A hall is straight ahead to the north. There is a large white side-by side refrigerator of recent vintage next to a stainless steel sink with nothing in it, while the stove has ancient coil-type electric burners. Wood-fronted cabinets line the walls below the the stove and oven. Shelves line the walls above. There is a table and a chair here. Your kitchen bin sits next to the refrigerator.

You can see an old microwave here.

> n

Hall
The short backbone of your house. Doors open to the west, east, north and northeast. There are photographs of water on rocks along the wall

> x photos
You remember the day you took them like it was... five years ago, because it was.

> s

Kitchen
A square room combining technology of the 60s with those of the 00s. A hall is straight ahead to the north. There is a large white side-by side refrigerator of recent vintage next to a stainless steel sink with nothing in it, while the stove has ancient coil-type electric burners. Wood-fronted cabinets line the walls below the the stove and oven. Shelves line the walls above. There is a table and a chair here. Your kitchen bin sits next to the refrigerator.

You can see an old microwave here.

> s

Living Room
The living room is an L-shaped space painted peach and green. There are bookshelves along one wall and a TV in the corner facing the couch. There are entrances to the kitchen both north and east of this room.

A white medium-height table is over by the side of the room.

On the table are a cage (closed) (in which is a hamster) and a rodent ball (empty).

You can also see a couch and a loveseat here.

> x table
It looks like it used to be a drawing table, now just part of the furniture.

On the table are a cage (closed) (in which is a hamster) and a rodent ball (empty).

> x cage
A small wire cage.

In the cage is a hamster.

> x ball
A fun toy for a rodent and her human. It needs a lid in order to be closed properly

> look under table
You find nothing of interest.

> x bookshelves
there will be time for reading later, after dinner.

> n

Kitchen
A square room combining technology of the 60s with those of the 00s. A hall is straight ahead to the north. There is a large white side-by side refrigerator of recent vintage next to a stainless steel sink with nothing in it, while the stove has ancient coil-type electric burners. Wood-fronted cabinets line the walls below the the stove and oven. Shelves line the walls above. There is a table and a chair here. Your kitchen bin sits next to the refrigerator.

You can see an old microwave here.

> n

Hall
The short backbone of your house. Doors open to the west, east, north and northeast. There are photographs of water on rocks along the wall

> ne

Guest Bedroom
Such a pleasant place, you want to sleep here yourself sometimes. A sliding glass door in the north wall leads outside. There is a light switch next to the door.

A sliding glass door sits between the guest bedroom and the outside.

You can also see a futon and a lid here.

> get lid
Taken.

> x futon
A small cotton futon on a wooden frame; it is folded up unto a couch

> look under it
You find nothing of interest.

> unfold it
You unfold your futon into a little bed.

A yellow flashlight rolls out of the futon.

> get flashlight
Taken.

> w
You can't go that way.

> i
You are carrying:
a flashlight
a lid
a trash bag
garbage
a bowl
a soup can (closed and locked)
a copper key
a backpack (being worn, and open but empty)

> sw

Hall
The short backbone of your house. Doors open to the west, east, north and northeast. There are photographs of water on rocks along the wall

> n

Master Bedroom
Your bedroom. When you travel, you often miss your bed.

> s

Hall
The short backbone of your house. Doors open to the west, east, north and northeast. There are photographs of water on rocks along the wall

> ne

Guest Bedroom
Such a pleasant place, you want to sleep here yourself sometimes. A sliding glass door in the north wall leads outside. There is a light switch next to the door.

A sliding glass door sits between the guest bedroom and the outside.

You can also see a futon here.

> n

Darkness
You just know there's a skunk out there...waiting.

> turn on flashlight
You switch the flashlight on.

The Deck
You stand on a deck planked in gray recycled plastic lumber. Down from here is the back yard.

A sliding glass door sits between the guest bedroom and the outside.

> n

Back Yard
A small square of grass dominated by a large cherry tree just starting to turn from green to gold. The side yard is to the southeast.

> se

Side Yard
The tiny buffer of land between you and your neighbor, bordered by a chain link fence.

You can see a garbage can (empty) here.

> put bag in can
(the garbage can)
You put the trash bag into the garbage can.

> score
There is no score in this story.

> n
You can't go that way.

> nw

Back Yard
A small square of grass dominated by a large cherry tree just starting to turn from green to gold. The side yard is to the southeast.

> s

The Deck
You stand on a deck planked in gray recycled plastic lumber. Down from here is the back yard.

A sliding glass door sits between the guest bedroom and the outside.

> s

Guest Bedroom
Such a pleasant place, you want to sleep here yourself sometimes. A sliding glass door in the north wall leads outside. There is a light switch next to the door.

A sliding glass door sits between the guest bedroom and the outside.

You can also see a futon here.

> sw

Hall
The short backbone of your house. Doors open to the west, east, north and northeast. There are photographs of water on rocks along the wall

> save
Ok.

> l
Hall
The short backbone of your house. Doors open to the west, east, north and northeast. There are photographs of water on rocks along the wall

> s

Kitchen
A square room combining technology of the 60s with those of the 00s. A hall is straight ahead to the north. There is a large white side-by side refrigerator of recent vintage next to a stainless steel sink with nothing in it, while the stove has ancient coil-type electric burners. Wood-fronted cabinets line the walls below the the stove and oven. Shelves line the walls above. There is a table and a chair here. Your kitchen bin sits next to the refrigerator.

You can see an old microwave here.

> i
You are carrying:
a flashlight (providing light)
a lid
a bowl
a soup can (closed and locked)
a copper key
a backpack (being worn, and open but empty)

> x oven
You don't feel like messing around with your appliances.

> ne
You can't go that way.

> e
You can't go that way.

> s

Living Room
The living room is an L-shaped space painted peach and green. There are bookshelves along one wall and a TV in the corner facing the couch. There are entrances to the kitchen both north and east of this room.

A white medium-height table is over by the side of the room.

On the table are a cage (closed) (in which is a hamster) and a rodent ball (empty).

You can also see a couch and a loveseat here.

> x couch
a green microfiber couch that's hard to get up from.

> look under it
You find nothing of interest.

> x loveseat
a green microfiber loveseat.

> look under it
You find nothing of interest.

> i
You are carrying:
a flashlight (providing light)
a lid
a bowl
a soup can (closed and locked)
a copper key
a backpack (being worn, and open but empty)

> n

Kitchen
A square room combining technology of the 60s with those of the 00s. A hall is straight ahead to the north. There is a large white side-by side refrigerator of recent vintage next to a stainless steel sink with nothing in it, while the stove has ancient coil-type electric burners. Wood-fronted cabinets line the walls below the the stove and oven. Shelves line the walls above. There is a table and a chair here. Your kitchen bin sits next to the refrigerator.

You can see an old microwave here.

> open can with key
That doesn't seem to fit the lock.

> break can
Violence isn't the answer to this one.

> s

Walkthrough now.

Living Room
The living room is an L-shaped space painted peach and green. There are bookshelves along one wall and a TV in the corner facing the couch. There are entrances to the kitchen both north and east of this room.

A white medium-height table is over by the side of the room.

On the table are a cage (closed) (in which is a hamster) and a rodent ball (empty).

You can also see a couch and a loveseat here.

> get rodent ball
Taken.

> open cage
You open the cage.

> get hamster
Taken.

> put it in cage
You put the hamster into the cage.

> get hamster
Taken.

> put it in ball
You put your hamster into the rodent ball.

> close ball
you screw the lid on to the rodent ball.

> drop ball
Dropped.

the hamster bonks into the wall.

> n

Kitchen
A square room combining technology of the 60s with those of the 00s. A hall is straight ahead to the north. There is a large white side-by side refrigerator of recent vintage next to a stainless steel sink with nothing in it, while the stove has ancient coil-type electric burners. Wood-fronted cabinets line the walls below the the stove and oven. Shelves line the walls above. There is a table and a chair here. Your kitchen bin sits next to the refrigerator.

You can see an old microwave here.

there's your hamster, coming from the Living Room.

> n

Hall
The short backbone of your house. Doors open to the west, east, north and northeast. There are photographs of water on rocks along the wall

> w

Office
Since getting a laptop, you hardly ever use this room. It's full of papers and other junk.

> z
Time passes.

> z
Time passes.

> z
Time passes.

> z
Time passes.

> z
Time passes.

> z
Time passes.

> search junk
You feel overwhelmed just looking at it.

> z
Time passes.

> z
Time passes.

> z
Time passes.

> z
Time passes.

> z
Time passes.

> z
Time passes.

> z
Time passes.

>
I beg your pardon?

> z
Time passes.

> zs
That's not a verb I recognize.

> s
You can't go that way.

> s
You can't go that way.

> e

Hall
The short backbone of your house. Doors open to the west, east, north and northeast. There are photographs of water on rocks along the wall

> s

Kitchen
A square room combining technology of the 60s with those of the 00s. A hall is straight ahead to the north. There is a large white side-by side refrigerator of recent vintage next to a stainless steel sink with nothing in it, while the stove has ancient coil-type electric burners. Wood-fronted cabinets line the walls below the the stove and oven. Shelves line the walls above. There is a table and a chair here. Your kitchen bin sits next to the refrigerator.

You can see an old microwave here.

> s

Living Room
The living room is an L-shaped space painted peach and green. There are bookshelves along one wall and a TV in the corner facing the couch. There are entrances to the kitchen both north and east of this room.

A white medium-height table is over by the side of the room.

On the table is a cage (empty).

You can also see a rodent ball (closed) (in which is a hamster), a couch, and a loveseat here.

the hamster rolls to the Kitchen.

> n

Kitchen
A square room combining technology of the 60s with those of the 00s. A hall is straight ahead to the north. There is a large white side-by side refrigerator of recent vintage next to a stainless steel sink with nothing in it, while the stove has ancient coil-type electric burners. Wood-fronted cabinets line the walls below the the stove and oven. Shelves line the walls above. There is a table and a chair here. Your kitchen bin sits next to the refrigerator.

You can see a rodent ball (closed) (in which is a hamster) and an old microwave here.

the hamster rolls to the Hall.

> n

Hall
The short backbone of your house. Doors open to the west, east, north and northeast. There are photographs of water on rocks along the wall

You can see a rodent ball (closed) (in which is a hamster) here.

the hamster rolls to the Guest Bedroom.

> z
Time passes.

there's your hamster, coming from the Guest Bedroom.

> get hamster
The rodent ball isn't open.

the hamster rolls to the Master Bedroom.

> z
Time passes.

there's your hamster, coming from the Master Bedroom.

> get ball
She's not done rolling yet.

the hamster rolls to the Master Bedroom.

> w

Office
Since getting a laptop, you hardly ever use this room. It's full of papers and other junk.

> z
Time passes.

there's your hamster, coming from the Hall.

your hamster comes to a stop by knocking over a pile of old New Yorkers, revealing your can opener. I think she's ready to go back in her cage.

> get can opener
I only understood you as far as wanting to get the soup can.

> get opener
Taken.

> get ball
Taken.

> e

Hall
The short backbone of your house. Doors open to the west, east, north and northeast. There are photographs of water on rocks along the wall

> s

Kitchen
A square room combining technology of the 60s with those of the 00s. A hall is straight ahead to the north. There is a large white side-by side refrigerator of recent vintage next to a stainless steel sink with nothing in it, while the stove has ancient coil-type electric burners. Wood-fronted cabinets line the walls below the the stove and oven. Shelves line the walls above. There is a table and a chair here. Your kitchen bin sits next to the refrigerator.

You can see an old microwave here.

> s

Living Room
The living room is an L-shaped space painted peach and green. There are bookshelves along one wall and a TV in the corner facing the couch. There are entrances to the kitchen both north and east of this room.

A white medium-height table is over by the side of the room.

On the table is a cage (empty).

You can also see a couch and a loveseat here.

> open ball
You remove the lid from the rodent ball.

> get hamster
Taken.

> put hamster in cage
You put the hamster into the cage.

> close cage
You close the cage.

> n

Kitchen
A square room combining technology of the 60s with those of the 00s. A hall is straight ahead to the north. There is a large white side-by side refrigerator of recent vintage next to a stainless steel sink with nothing in it, while the stove has ancient coil-type electric burners. Wood-fronted cabinets line the walls below the the stove and oven. Shelves line the walls above. There is a table and a chair here. Your kitchen bin sits next to the refrigerator.

You can see an old microwave here.

> open can
You use the can opener to grasp the can, twist the little wheel and, how exciting, the soup can is open.

> put soup in bowl
(the condensed soup in the bowl)
You plonk the cold condensed soup into your big bowl.

> put bowl in microwave
(the microwave interior)
That condensed soup looks mighty gloppy to be heated up!

Another game with a sink that is "switched off". What is it with these electric sinks?

> x sink
(the kitchen sink)
Potable tap water! What else tastes so much like civilization?

The kitchen sink is currently switched off.

> turn on sink
(the kitchen sink)
water pours into the sink from the faucet.

water is running into the sink.

> put water in bowl
(first taking the water)

You mix your condensed soup with water.

water is running into the sink.

> put bowl in microwave
(the microwave interior)
The microwave interior is closed.

water is running into the sink.

> turn off save
You can't see any such thing.

I open the microwave interior?

> open microwave
(the microwave interior)
You open the microwave interior.

water is running into the sink.

> turn off sink
(the kitchen sink)
you turn off the tap

> put bowl in microwave
(the microwave interior)
You put the bowl into the microwave interior.

> close microwave
(the microwave interior)
You close the microwave interior.

> turn it on
That's not something you can switch.

> use it
That's not a verb I recognize.

> microwave soup
That's not a verb I recognize.

> cook soup
That's not a verb I recognize.

> x microwave
(the old microwave)
an old but functional microwave sits on the counter. Inside it you can see a bowl and some cold soup.

The old microwave is currently switched off.

> turn on microwave
(the old microwave)
you turn on the microwave for three minutes
the microwave whirrs loudly.

> undo
Kitchen
[Previous turn undone.]

> turn microwave on
(the old microwave on)
you turn on the microwave for three minutes
the microwave whirrs loudly.

> z
Time passes.

the microwave whirrs loudly.

> z
Time passes.

the microwave whirrs loudly.

> z
Time passes.

the microwave whirrs loudly.

ding! your soup is hot!
you hear a ding! from the microwave.

> z
Time passes.

Pah.

> eat soup
That's plainly inedible.

> open microwave
(the microwave interior)
You open the microwave interior, revealing a steaming bowl.

> get bowl
Taken.

> eat soup
(the soup can)
That's plainly inedible.

> eat soup in bowl
You can't see any such thing.

> e
You can't go that way.

> s

Living Room
The living room is an L-shaped space painted peach and green. There are bookshelves along one wall and a TV in the corner facing the couch. There are entrances to the kitchen both north and east of this room.

A white medium-height table is over by the side of the room.

On the table is a cage (closed) (in which is a hamster).

You can also see a couch and a loveseat here.

> drop can
Dropped.

> n

Kitchen
A square room combining technology of the 60s with those of the 00s. A hall is straight ahead to the north. There is a large white side-by side refrigerator of recent vintage next to a stainless steel sink with nothing in it, while the stove has ancient coil-type electric burners. Wood-fronted cabinets line the walls below the the stove and oven. Shelves line the walls above. There is a table and a chair here. Your kitchen bin sits next to the refrigerator.

You can see an old microwave here.

> eat soup
you sit and eat some soup for a few minutes.

I already did the trash though.

You remind yourself it's trash night tonight.

> n

Hall
The short backbone of your house. Doors open to the west, east, north and northeast. There are photographs of water on rocks along the wall

> ne

Guest Bedroom
Such a pleasant place, you want to sleep here yourself sometimes. A sliding glass door in the north wall leads outside. There is a light switch next to the door.

A sliding glass door sits between the guest bedroom and the outside.

You can also see a futon here.

> n

The Deck
You stand on a deck planked in gray recycled plastic lumber. Down from here is the back yard.

A sliding glass door sits between the guest bedroom and the outside.

> se
these railings are built to code so you can't fall off.

> n

Back Yard
A small square of grass dominated by a large cherry tree just starting to turn from green to gold. The side yard is to the southeast.

> se

Side Yard
The tiny buffer of land between you and your neighbor, bordered by a chain link fence.

You can see a garbage can (in which is a trash bag (in which is garbage)) here.

You remind yourself that it's trash night and the garbage needs to be at the curb before you go to sleep.

> get can
Taken.

> s
You can't go that way.

> nw

Back Yard
A small square of grass dominated by a large cherry tree just starting to turn from green to gold. The side yard is to the southeast.

> s

The Deck
You stand on a deck planked in gray recycled plastic lumber. Down from here is the back yard.

A sliding glass door sits between the guest bedroom and the outside.

> s

Guest Bedroom
Such a pleasant place, you want to sleep here yourself sometimes. A sliding glass door in the north wall leads outside. There is a light switch next to the door.

A sliding glass door sits between the guest bedroom and the outside.

You can also see a futon here.

> sw

Hall
The short backbone of your house. Doors open to the west, east, north and northeast. There are photographs of water on rocks along the wall

> s

Kitchen
A square room combining technology of the 60s with those of the 00s. A hall is straight ahead to the north. There is a large white side-by side refrigerator of recent vintage next to a stainless steel sink with nothing in it, while the stove has ancient coil-type electric burners. Wood-fronted cabinets line the walls below the the stove and oven. Shelves line the walls above. There is a table and a chair here. Your kitchen bin sits next to the refrigerator.

You can see an old microwave here.

That garbage is starting to get ripe.

> s

Living Room
The living room is an L-shaped space painted peach and green. There are bookshelves along one wall and a TV in the corner facing the couch. There are entrances to the kitchen both north and east of this room.

A white medium-height table is over by the side of the room.

On the table is a cage (closed) (in which is a hamster).

You can also see a soup can (empty), a couch, and a loveseat here.

> s

Foyer
A place to decide, up or down, in or out. A half staircase continues down to the basement on your right, while another half staircase goes up into the main part of the house. There is a light switch on the wall next to the door.

> out

Stoop
The front stoop is a neat square of concrete with wrought iron railings on either side. The front door faces the stairs. On the brick wall next to the front door is a small black mailbox. A colorful rubber mat for wiping your feet on lies on the concrete The floodlight shines down.

> s

Sidewalk
You are standing on a densely-settled residential street in front of a beige house with red trim. A short flight of stairs leads to the front door

You'd better take your trash out tonight, since it gets collected early in the morning.

> drop trash
You haven't got that.

> i
You are carrying:
a garbage can (open)
a trash bag
garbage
a dirty bowl
a lid
a rodent ball (empty)
an opener
a flashlight (providing light)
a copper key
a backpack (being worn, and open but empty)

> drop can
Dropped.

Whew, you're glad you remembered to take out the trash.

> close can
You close the garbage can.

> n

Stoop
The front stoop is a neat square of concrete with wrought iron railings on either side. The front door faces the stairs. On the brick wall next to the front door is a small black mailbox. A colorful rubber mat for wiping your feet on lies on the concrete The floodlight shines down.

> n

Foyer
A place to decide, up or down, in or out. A half staircase continues down to the basement on your right, while another half staircase goes up into the main part of the house. There is a light switch on the wall next to the door.

> n

Living Room
The living room is an L-shaped space painted peach and green. There are bookshelves along one wall and a TV in the corner facing the couch. There are entrances to the kitchen both north and east of this room.

A white medium-height table is over by the side of the room.

On the table is a cage (closed) (in which is a hamster).

You can also see a soup can (empty), a couch, and a loveseat here.

> save
Ok.

> i
You are carrying:
a dirty bowl
a lid
a rodent ball (empty)
an opener
a flashlight (providing light)
a copper key
a backpack (being worn, and open but empty)

> n

Kitchen
A square room combining technology of the 60s with those of the 00s. A hall is straight ahead to the north. There is a large white side-by side refrigerator of recent vintage next to a stainless steel sink with nothing in it, while the stove has ancient coil-type electric burners. Wood-fronted cabinets line the walls below the the stove and oven. Shelves line the walls above. There is a table and a chair here. Your kitchen bin sits next to the refrigerator.

You can see an old microwave here.

> n

Hall
The short backbone of your house. Doors open to the west, east, north and northeast. There are photographs of water on rocks along the wall

> n

Master Bedroom
Your bedroom. When you travel, you often miss your bed.

> get in bed
You get onto your bed.

> sleep
You aren't feeling especially drowsy.

> s
(first getting off your bed)

Hall
The short backbone of your house. Doors open to the west, east, north and northeast. There are photographs of water on rocks along the wall

> s

Kitchen
A square room combining technology of the 60s with those of the 00s. A hall is straight ahead to the north. There is a large white side-by side refrigerator of recent vintage next to a stainless steel sink with nothing in it, while the stove has ancient coil-type electric burners. Wood-fronted cabinets line the walls below the the stove and oven. Shelves line the walls above. There is a table and a chair here. Your kitchen bin sits next to the refrigerator.

You can see an old microwave here.

> z
Time passes.

> z
Time passes.

> z
Time passes.

> z
Time passes.

> z
Time passes.

> z
Time passes.

> z
Time passes.

> z
Time passes.

> s

Living Room
The living room is an L-shaped space painted peach and green. There are bookshelves along one wall and a TV in the corner facing the couch. There are entrances to the kitchen both north and east of this room.

A white medium-height table is over by the side of the room.

On the table is a cage (closed) (in which is a hamster).

You can also see a soup can (empty), a couch, and a loveseat here.

> s

Foyer
A place to decide, up or down, in or out. A half staircase continues down to the basement on your right, while another half staircase goes up into the main part of the house. There is a light switch on the wall next to the door.

> lock door
What do you want to lock the front door with?

> key
First you'll have to close the front door.

> close door
You close the front door.

> lock door with key
You lock the front door.

> n

Living Room
The living room is an L-shaped space painted peach and green. There are bookshelves along one wall and a TV in the corner facing the couch. There are entrances to the kitchen both north and east of this room.

A white medium-height table is over by the side of the room.

On the table is a cage (closed) (in which is a hamster).

You can also see a soup can (empty), a couch, and a loveseat here.

> n

Kitchen
A square room combining technology of the 60s with those of the 00s. A hall is straight ahead to the north. There is a large white side-by side refrigerator of recent vintage next to a stainless steel sink with nothing in it, while the stove has ancient coil-type electric burners. Wood-fronted cabinets line the walls below the the stove and oven. Shelves line the walls above. There is a table and a chair here. Your kitchen bin sits next to the refrigerator.

You can see an old microwave here.

> n

Hall
The short backbone of your house. Doors open to the west, east, north and northeast. There are photographs of water on rocks along the wall

> ne

Guest Bedroom
Such a pleasant place, you want to sleep here yourself sometimes. A sliding glass door in the north wall leads outside. There is a light switch next to the door.

A sliding glass door sits between the guest bedroom and the outside.

You can also see a futon here.

> close door
You close the sliding door.

> lock door
What do you want to lock the sliding door with?

> key
That doesn't seem to be something you can lock.

> turn off flashlight
You switch the flashlight off.

> s
You can't go that way.

> sw

Hall
The short backbone of your house. Doors open to the west, east, north and northeast. There are photographs of water on rocks along the wall

> s

Kitchen
A square room combining technology of the 60s with those of the 00s. A hall is straight ahead to the north. There is a large white side-by side refrigerator of recent vintage next to a stainless steel sink with nothing in it, while the stove has ancient coil-type electric burners. Wood-fronted cabinets line the walls below the the stove and oven. Shelves line the walls above. There is a table and a chair here. Your kitchen bin sits next to the refrigerator.

You can see an old microwave here.

> s

Living Room
The living room is an L-shaped space painted peach and green. There are bookshelves along one wall and a TV in the corner facing the couch. There are entrances to the kitchen both north and east of this room.

A white medium-height table is over by the side of the room.

On the table is a cage (closed) (in which is a hamster).

You can also see a soup can (empty), a couch, and a loveseat here.

> read
You pick a graphic novel off the shelf and some time swiftly passes.

> z
Time passes.

> read
You pick a vaguely work-related non-fiction book off the shelf and some time swiftly passes.

You yawn, maybe it's time for bed.

> n

Kitchen
A square room combining technology of the 60s with those of the 00s. A hall is straight ahead to the north. There is a large white side-by side refrigerator of recent vintage next to a stainless steel sink with nothing in it, while the stove has ancient coil-type electric burners. Wood-fronted cabinets line the walls below the the stove and oven. Shelves line the walls above. There is a table and a chair here. Your kitchen bin sits next to the refrigerator.

You can see an old microwave here.

> n

Hall
The short backbone of your house. Doors open to the west, east, north and northeast. There are photographs of water on rocks along the wall

> n

Master Bedroom
Your bedroom. When you travel, you often miss your bed.

> drop all
rodent ball: Dropped.
dirty bowl: Dropped.
lid: Dropped.
opener: Dropped.
flashlight: Dropped.
copper key: Dropped.

> i
You are carrying:
a backpack (being worn, and open but empty)

> remove backpack
You take off the backpack.

> get in bed
you don't want to bring all your crap into bed with you.

> i
You are carrying:
a backpack (open but empty)

> drop backpack
Dropped.

> get in bed
You get in your nice warm bed and pull the covers up. October weather is nice for sleeping.

Master Bedroom (on your bed)
Your bedroom. When you travel, you often miss your bed.

You can see a backpack (empty), a copper key, a flashlight, an opener, a lid, a dirty bowl (empty), and a rodent ball (empty) here.

That was boring.

> sleep
You drift off to sleep and you have an awesome dream about being an alien spy. It's going to be a great day.

*** The End ***

Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT, or UNDO the last command?
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quit