Game Enjambment is a reoccurring poetry series on games and gaming.
Doki Doki Literature Club! has quickly become one of the internet’s favorite games. Disguised as a cute visual novel where the player joins his best friend’s new literature club, it drops its innocent facade after less than an hour of gameplay. I made the mistake of not knowing anything about this game before I played it.
This poem contains spoilers for the game’s “twist.”
What scared me was not
that Monika was awake.
Neither did her love
push me away. No:
It was the way their faces
snapped, shattering fast.
A twisted head. A
glitch. Memories gone far from
this place. I was
Read the rest of the Game Enjambment series.
Sidequest’s former managing editor Naseem Jamnia used to do sciencey things, but they now slam their keyboard and call it art. Their debut novella, THE BRUISING OF QILWA, introduced their queernorm, Persian-inspired secondary world; their middle grade horror debut SLEEPAWAY comes out in 2025.