Editors’ Choice – Rogue

What does the Editors’ Choice mean? The Editors’ Choice is chosen based on what the Bunker Review Staff feels like is the piece that stands out the most among all the submissions. This piece is well written, unique, and makes creative use of the theme.

This edition, Untitled by Vonnegut Frey, was selected because of its creative use of fiction as a medium, breaking traditional rules with the addition of editors arguing on the page, and its use of emojis. This piece also follows the Rogue theme perfectly, with its protagonist being an extreme narcissist, while also adding a humorous twist that feels fresh and unique.

Untitled by Vonnegut Frey is about a Lovecraftian deity named Mike. Mike brags about himself so much on-page, that his editor, whose identity comes as a surprise, is left fighting emojis for speaking against him.

Congratulations Vonnegut Frey on this fiction piece, your pieces are always a joy to read!

Interview with this issue’s Editors’ Choice, Vonnegut Frey:

What was the inspiration for this piece?

“So, a few things inspired this. One is the fact that the rogue theme fits. I wrote two fiction pieces and they felt like they weren’t going anywhere, so I decided to go into the comedy of it, at the beginning of the year I wrote a script called Omega Red,  it’s similar to SCP, it had this character Mike and Jerry, my brother and I came up with the idea for Mike. Then, there was this one fun picture I saw of Cthulhu with a hat and suit, so we came up with this character mini Cthulhu. Mike is also inspired by Bill Cypher. I also was preparing for this RPG game and my brother wanted to put mini Cthulhu in it, so we created this class with pure pride. A character who has constant pride, Mike is a Cthulhu creature that’s super weak and he’s the ultimate narcissist.”

Where did you get the idea to add emojis?

“At the moment I was like I was doing this weird stuff with the editor and I was like I can put an emoji in here. At the end when I came up with the twist I put it back in there. It was an in the moment thing.”

If you were a sea creature what would you be?

“I’d probably be some bottom feeder, but I want to be a mantis shrimp.”

What do you want readers to gain from reading this piece?

“I hope that it’s really funny. I want them to laugh all the way through it or at least find one joke that they like.”

What’s your favorite medium to write in?

“I’m best at writing fiction because I practice that the most, but as far as it goes I want to do a lot more script stuff because I think the ideas and jobs are a lot more interesting with scripts. It seems a lot more fun to work with a group of people on an episode script.”

What are you working on now?

“Right now I’m multitasking. I’m working on this fantasy world. It’s inspired by Star Wars and I’m using it for a D&D campaign I want to run and some short stories.”

What’s your favorite TV show at the moment ?

“I haven’t been watching anything new on TV, I’ve been rewatching a lot of TV shows I like, but every Saturday I get to watch a new movie.”

What makes a good story?
“Good is subjective but what makes a great story is something really tightly written. It gets across the message better than something that just focuses on fun.”

What’s something you want to work on when it comes to writing?

“I would like to improve writing things a bit more tightly, and in general small things to improve”

If you could talk to the entire world, what would you say?

“I would try to do something really funny or I would more likely use this opportunity to create world peace, the boring stuff. It would be a lot funnier if everyone thought I was a god, “sorry I threw another meteor.”’

What’s your favorite food?

“Subway sandwich”

What’s your Subway order?

“Bacon, chicken, ranch,  on 9-grain whole wheat bread. Toasted, with provolone, lettuce, and spinach. Salt and pepper, 6 inch. I usually get water but right now I like lemonade.”

Quote(s) for the fans

“Good for you.”

“That’s going to be in my autobiography.”



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