A short fantasy story about a girl who must rescue her little brother, who was kidnapped by the shadow people. The story isn’t bad; I like the way it evokes, in a brief space, the old and deeply rooted fear and darkness in the girl’s heart, which she must confront in order to succeed. It recalls the deep seriousness of the emotional and spiritual lives of children, which so many stories fail to respect.
Unfortunately, it’s just not IF, because there’s absolutely no interactivity whatsoever. It may have been made with a choice-based authoring system, but in fact it’s zero-choice: it would be functionally identical if it was a series of static HTML pages. This was entered in the wrong contest.