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Hi there.

This series has been a long and interesting journey for me. I started it in the summer of 2008, and it has undergone many rewrites and additions since then. It's been a few years since I've been back to it, but Moxie is always in the back of my head.

The main reason why I haven't touched her story in awhile is because I was a vastly different person when I started her story. Even between episodes one and two, you can see a huge difference in how she's grown, which is kind of cool because she goes through life experiences just as I did. But at this point, going back, I can't connect properly with her anymore.

When Moxie's story started, I was a young party-having, carefree, responsibility shirking twentysomething with the world at her fingertips. As of this writing, I am happily married with a six month old daughter, and I crochet for a living. I'm always writing things, be it blogging, articles, or just random little ficlets on my phone for personal viewing, but again, Moxie is always there.

Not long ago, I lamented how I should really rewrite the whole thing from scratch. In my head I've got five episodes planned to get to the end. One and two are written, three and four are point form and brainstorms, and five is completely in my noggin. It would make sense to just start over and power through all five, just get them down. Of course, I'd have to sit down and actually do it.

My dear friend, @emeraldbaynton, challenged me to share Moxie's story, in it's raw state, and in return, she's going to share her main baby, Illusion. We're hoping that it'll be the kick we need to get the creative juices going, with the pressure on. And then maybe once I get all of the ideas out, I can do a massive rewrite and tell the story how I feel it should really be told.

In any case, the meat and bones of the thing is the same. So, if you're reading, enjoy, I guess. And for those of you who actually hold a hard copy of this from that time I self published it and then took it down because I wanted to do a rewrite (the first big revision!), know that it is one of very few, and it is very bad, so cherish it forever and ever.

Anyway. On with the show.

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