At the end of April 2020, Inkle announced a writing competition for their upcoming game Pendragon set in 673AD. The brief was to write a 500 word “campfire tale,” as dialogue between two characters in the narrative scripting language Ink.

My piece “Playing the Maiden Fair” was one of those chosen to be included in the game. I was inspired by the chess-like gameplay of Pendragon to write a queer love story involving the early medieval precursor to chess, Hnefatafl.

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