You are Ali, a bored lichen gatherer in the underworld village of Thran. You are carrying nothing, and stand in your depressing hovel. You see your bed, cabinet, and table here. You don't want to work in the fields today. Instead, you want to visit the Stargazer.
Written by Jonathan Fry in Inform.
IF Comp 1996: 19th place of 27 entries.
Source: IFWiki, "Stargazer: Prologue," available under Public Domain License.
Note: Despite being described as a prologue, there is no full version of the game.