• 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…

  • The New Farmer

    The Farm I watched Tess for a moment. None of the new farmers had been ready for what happened to them, but that was understandable. Suddenly finding themselves on a world that was so like one in a game they played wasn’t something anyone could expect. Yet, as hard as it was for them, I couldn’t help feeling grateful for their arrival. Had it not happened… I pushed that thought aside. It wasn’t going to happen. Not with them in the places they were most needed. My world wasn’t going to fall apart. Thankfully. Even if some of them didn’t work out I was certain enough of them would, and…

  • The Farm

    The first thing I noticed was the roof above me. When I’d gone to sleep I’d been looking up at my painted ceiling, like I always did, and what was above me definitely wasn’t that. Instead it looked to be made of wood… as though I was sleeping in a hut. For a moment all I did was lay there, hoping it was all a dream. I’d heard about people finding themselves in the games they played, but this… I shook my head. Up until it happened it didn’t seem like it was possible, and now it had… well, on the upside at least I had an idea which game…

  • Morning

    The sun shone through the curtains, and that was how I knew I wasn’t at home. Mornings were not my thing. After going to bed at a time most people were just waking up I hadn’t entirely expected to see the sun. Being able to see it from my bed meant I wasn’t in my bed. Everyone heard stories about people who found themselves somewhere else, because it became almost normal after the arrival of the fae, only I never once thought it would happen to me. Probably everyone it happened to thought the same. For a few seconds I lay there, trying to work out where I could be,…