Let’s talk about... Short & Sweet!

Stories on the shelf:

Now I won’t ask you if the stories fit the shelf, because I can see that :smiley: But did anyone else notice that since Episode is doing the reviews, older stories started getting recognition too? :eyes:


Loved this story, I’m glad it’s on the shelf, I love the characters, the twist, overlays, etc. Just awesome. Job well done @Jess_epi! To all the other authors, awesome job guys!!! :sunglasses: :sunglasses: :heart_eyes: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


I read The White Lie and it was a great, thought-provoking read. It kind of reminded me of the movie Truman Show, which I really like, but it’s also pretty different and I can’t say more without spoiling it.

I don’t read a lot of thriller stories, but Haunted: Awakening was definitely one I enjoyed. I really liked the MC’s character, the plot, and I was pretty impressed by the directing because when the Haunted contest was held, I either didn’t even know about Episode, or I was experimenting with something trashy on the Mobile Creator :smiley: Congratulations Moon :partying_face:

I also read Mysterious Signals, I think like, two years ago? :sweat_smile: This was one of the first sci-fi themed stories I read on Episode, and while I admittedly don’t remember much, I have this in my favourites for a very long time and I’m glad to see that it’s finally getting some spotlight.


I’ve read six of these :partying_face: That’s the best I’ve ever done. It’s like almost bingo if you think about it.

I was actually thinking this too, as I know at least one of these stories (I think there’s two but I’m not 100% sure) was published before overlays were even a thing!

The first one I read of these was Haunted: The Awakening by Moon :heart: I think it’s such a creative story. Moon thinks it’s outdated but my opinion overrules hers :relieved: I just think the characters are so refreshingly unique. They all have interesting back stories and actually have personalities. I completely adore Sin! I thought the unfolding of the plot was perfectly paced. There was so many great one-liners to offer comedic relief too. Choices matter a lot and do affect the ending. I really felt the heat when it came to some of the choices in particular… But I am pretty sure I got the good ending :smiley:

Mysterious Signals is the story I was talking about before that was released before overlays were. Despite that, the author got so creative with how to make the story interactive! It was a really great read and if you’re going to read, I’d recommend to be paying attention because choices matter.

I’ve also read Clue: Motives. From memory, choices don’t really matter in this story. The directing was pretty impressive though and I enjoyed the plot twist at the end.

Kara McKeaten is Literally Insane reminded me so much of high school. The way all the characters act and respond to events/people in this story is so relatable. It just felt very realistic and struck a chord with me. I feel like every school has their own version of Kara McKeaten and so I appreciate this story for that. It’s in spotlight btw.

The Bucket List is one I read not that long ago. I thought it was quite cute and wholesome. Out of all the stories I’ve read from this shelf, this is the one I’d recommend if you’ve only got a short amount of time, but you want to read something uplifting. I liked the way a lot of the items on the bucket list ended up being linked. It made the story feel well-rounded and so the ending was satisfying.

The final one I’ve read was The White Lie for the K&T contest. I think this was probably my favourite story to come out of the K&T contest too. I really thought I knew where this story was heading until the plot twist completely caught me off guard. It’s one of those endings where I still think about it long after I’ve actually read the story. To summarize, it was very thought-provoking.


Thank you for this summary :blush: I was not planning to add more stories to my reading list, but now I’m debating with myself :smiley:


I don’t have too much to add because I’ve read Mysterious Signals and Haunted: The Awakening and really liked them. But y’all have covered why. I’ve read Paper Planes too, which I liked.

But also - I was pretty bummed that The White Lie didn’t win the K&T contest, and i still wish it had won, but at least it’s getting some recognition now. Honestly, I really enjoyed this one. So much work went into giving us insight on how we interact with society - our neighbors as well the abstract concept.

I’m kind of curious about others on this list, though. So I will try to check them out.


I read Haunted: The Awakening - A little while ago, I need to finish the rest and it was a great story so far! But, I’m glad to see these two gems got on a shelf :kissing_smiling_eyes: Love you, Moon!


I really enjoyed reading Paper Planes. The characters are diverse and the storyline is unique. It’s a true romance story.


Woah, thanks for reading my story, it’s an honor :clap:


I’ve read two. Mysterious: Signals and The Lost Legacy.

I honestly barely remember The Lost Legacy. I’m pretty sure it was a contest entry, but I can’t remember which contest. I remember thinking the directing was good? I think? But I don’t remember much else. I did read the whole thing though and since I don’t actually know the author, that means I liked it lol.

I read Mysterious: Signals as a read for read wayyyyyyy back for the Mysterious contest in 2017 lol. I was really impressed with how interactive it was (pre-overlay era as @amberose said) and I really enjoyed it even though I sucked and I’m pretty sure I got a bad ending lol.


Thank you all so much for reading :see_no_evil::heart:
And yes it definitely got discovered after being reviewed a few weeks ago :slight_smile:


You think episode’s review helps stories gain popularity??

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Not sure. I mean there’s no profile feed, fanmail doesn’t work either for android users it seems :rofl: also am not active on IG, since real life job keeps me too busy writing stories :grin:

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I think it kind of helps because this way Episode might discover new gems that they can feature on the shelves. Or old gems in this case :slightly_smiling_face:


thanks for making this post! idc, maybe the reviewer liked my story, but if you’ve played Time Immune, the bonus episode 4 is a bit buggy :sweat_smile: I just havent cared enough to change it, oop
but yeah! I published it a year ago this month, as it was for the Adventurous contest, so it made my heart soft to see it getting on a shelf <3

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@Sydney_H, please close, thanks :slightly_smiling_face:

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Before the thread closes, it’s super cool seeing Haunted: The Awakening on here. Congratulations again, Moon. :smile:

The other entries - Paper Planes especially - look interesting as well and I really hate that I haven’t gotten to them yet when the whole point is that they’re quick reads. :sob: Soon…


Closed by OP request. :smiley: