I’ve tried so many times to give a Mafia story a chance, but I truly get disappointed every time. After reading 42 popular Mafia stories on Episode, I finally admitted to myself that I dislike Mafia stories. The biggest reasons for me is that they spend so little time on the characters, storylines, choices, glorifying the life of a Mafia, little to no diversity, etc. The list goes on. I automatically label a Mafia story as lazy and toxic, and I know some of you do as well.
She’s mysterious and beautiful, and somehow stumbles across a ruthless Mafia leader. That’s when things start to escalate. After the villain gets killed or arrested, they’ll fall in love, get married, and she’ll eventually get pregnant. Sounds familiar, right? What makes people read such a story? It’s so predictable.
My friend is listening to my rants about Mafia stories at least once a week. Until one day in February '21 she asked me a question: “It seems that you know every flaw in a Mafia story. Why don’t you write the flawless Mafia story that you want?”
I responded: “Don’t be ridiculous. I would never do that.”
“I challenge you.”
She knows me very well. I can’t give up a challenge.
So I did. I wrote my flawless Mafia story. The King of the West; (1) You’re not a little girl. You’re not stupid. The main character is inspiring, confident, and strong; (2) The story doesn’t sugarcoat the horrifying life of a Mafia. You’ll see the bad and the bad (of course filtered because of Episode’s guidelines); (3) Choices matter, and there will be three unique storylines throughout the story. What’ll happen is all up to you, as I’ll write 8 endings; (4) The story doesn’t focus only on the main character and the Mafia leader. You’ll never know what’s next, as the story is completely unpredictable.
You can choose your gender, your love interest’s gender, your body type (includes the option for plus size), your love interest’s body type, full customization for both characters and choices matter.
Details of the Mafia story
Title: King of the West
Description: You: an outstanding actress who’s strong and independent.
Him: a hot and ruthless mafia leader who will turn your life upside down. Can you survive the King of the West?
Chapters: 3 (40-60 in total)
Screenshots and more information on the story
Choose everything for your main character; your body type, full customization, name, personality, love interest’s gender and full customization, and love interest’s body type.
Live your dream life as a very successful actor.
Will you understand all subliminal messages? Or will they go over your head?
Diversity, diversity, diversity!
Will you make the right choices? Which storyline will you choose, and who’s side will you pick? Decide which of the 3 storylines you’d like to follow, and eventually choose between 8 endings…
Will you fall for the ruthless Mafia leader, or will you follow your own path? This story will leave you nonetheless with a thrilling storyline.
It was a successful challenge. I’d like to thank my friend for challenging me. I think I created something that I’m proud of. It’s very different from any other Mafia story, and at the same time it has the elements of what readers enjoy in an Episode story.
I really don’t expect anyone to read this, but it felt nice to write this. I felt very anxious releasing this story, so writing this was very helpful. Feel free to promote your own Mafia story that isn’t cliche.
If you have read everything that I have just written, then I am super surprised and really happy. Reply with “Lucia” and I’ll love you forever.
What do you think? Do you like Mafia stories? Does my story seem different? I need to know everything you think…