• Exploring The Farm

    A Change of Pace Paige opened the door to the cottage, and dumped her backpack just inside the door. Had I been her I’m pretty certain I would have done the same thing. Then she turned back to me. “Okay, let’s get going.” She smiled, but I could still see the uncertainty in her eyes, which was something I could understand. I felt the same way. “I do have some pictures of how the farm looked before it was abandoned.” “Did you bring them for inspiration?” “Yeah.” She seemed surprised I understood. “I wanted to know what it was meant to look like, and having them would give me the…

  • A Change of Pace

    All I had on me was one backpack, which held everything I thought I was going to need. I had no way of knowing for certain whether it would be enough, but if it wasn’t I’d just have to find somewhere to buy what I needed, because what I didn’t have on me I’d sold. My old life was going to stay where it belonged – the past. The early morning bus I was on would take me to the farm that had been in my family for as long as I could remember. No one else had wanted it, and with everything that happened I desperately needed a chance…

  • Last Farm Standing

    Alone I didn’t stand a chance. Every time I stepped out the door I was able to sense the difference as magic faded from the world. Yet I kept doing what I could, because in my soul I was a farmer, and I knew it even when my family did their best to hide the truth from me. Maybe, if I’d found my courage sooner, I’d have been able to stop the damage from getting as bad, but it took me too long. Blinking away tears, doing my best to stop any from falling, I looked around my land. There were so many things I still wanted to do. “You…