Sparklewood - Prolog
Published Sep 9, 2010

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Welcome to the start of my first ever full-length Sims 3 story.

Welcome to the start of my first ever full-length Sims 3 story. A blank page.

The soil of a writer where he sows his words like seeds. Seeds that will grow emotions.

Fear. Love. Hate. Passion.


So satisfying. But sometimes…
Sometimes a blank page remains a barren wasteland. A challenge, staring tauntingly back at the writer who shifts uneasily at his desk, fingers hovering high above the keyboard, never to touch down on the keys. Some call it laconically "writer's block".

I call it a nightmare.
I am a writer. Not a very successful one. I am not even good at my profession, I think, even though my publisher keeps telling me so. Still, writing is what earns me a living and - even more important - a peace of mind.

My name is Jake Jarvis.
I turned my passion and my aptness into my profession. Lucky me.

But when the inner well of creativity runs dry despair starts to grow like weed in an abandoned garden, with you standing horrified at the locked garden gate, unable to enter, unable to find the misplaced key.
I was on a quest to retrieve the key. That's why I moved to Sparklewood. My publisher suggested a change of place. "To let a fresh breeze of air into your brain", she had written.

I hadn't known this place before, but picked it because of its name. "Sparkle", you see? I was looking for inspiration, something to sparkle my creativity. There wasn't a town called "Sparkleimagination". Hence I settled for the second best.
Me. That's another blank page beside the one I was looking at. That's what I was in the eyes of the town. No one from Sparklewood knew me yet or had by any chance heard about a Jake Jarvis. The town was staring at me just like I stared back. I wondered what the village would write onto its new blank page. Every villager a letter on the keyboard of life. Every contact a press on a key, each greeting smile a punctuation mark. Over time forming a story - with me in it. Planting seeds into my soul. Growing emotions.

Fear. Love. Hate. Passion.

Salvation, too?
When I went outside I saw Mrs. Rosebud tending her garden. She was the first Sparklewood resident I ever met. When I moved in she eyed me carefully. Looked at my furniture. Nodded a cautious greeting. Then nothing. Most of the time she goes inside when I'm approaching the fence.

The town had to deal with its own writer's block, it seemed.
Sparklewood is a clean, safe town. They even run a voluntary neighbourhood watch. Probably the guy walking the pavement was currently on duty. He pretended to be on his way, but his eyes looked up at me when he thought I didn't notice.

I pondered. What dangers were they watching for? Burglary? Were suspected threats from new arrivals also on their list?

I would find out, I was sure.
May I introduce you to my publisher? Here she is. I know, she looks like an ordinary mailbox. I visit her daily.

I never met my publisher in person nor knew how she looked like. We always communicate by letter. She wrote me after reading a short story I had published in a small magazine. Soon a contract was sent. Since then she had given elderly advice and shielded me from the harsh business outside. All she wanted in return for her nice money cheques was a regular output of newly written fiction.
The mailbox had a hungry mouth, always craving for new stories...
At the moment, I didn't have anything to feed her. I did hope I was not about to starve a friend.
That summed up my situation pretty much. I was a stranger in an unknown place.

I felt like dry leaves blown by the winds of fate. Dry enough to catch fire from any spark that happened to be thrown off a nearby fire.
Thank you for reading.

I want to thank all CC artists for uploading their creations. Without your efforts Sparklewood would have been a much more dull place. Please accept my apologies that I never thought of keeping track which used CC was done by whom in the days when I downloaded them. If you recognize your creations, please drop me a message and I will happily add the information to the next credit section.

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Dec 28, 2010

thank you great story

SimplySarahDec 6, 2010

I liked it keep going please!

MangioNov 16, 2010

Interesting start \:rah\: Very descriptive and symbolic writing \:wub\: Off to read more \;\)

jonialNov 7, 2010

interestingly entertaining. love it can't wait to read all of it.\:rah\:

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