She tears away the packaging,
loads the game into her system,
turns the power on
readying herself for adventure.
The console bleeps into life,
lights in that stark, blueish glow.
It’s like staring into a box of memories,
being sucked through a timewarp.
The main menu is loading…
loading…. loading… done.
Theme tune starts to play,
a fanfare into another world.
Important choices as the game begins
her character needs the perfect name.
What title suits this heroine? This warrior?
What name has she always wanted?
She spawns amongst her new family,
looks around her house, she likes it.
The door is calling out to her,
she is ready to conquer the world.
-A.Webb (first draft)