The Beginning

“Brenden, what ARE you doing?” Lenora, Great Fairy of Essence, glared up at me from behind my easel. Her golden hair sparkled in the moon-glow, streaming from above.


I hated it when she did that.

Swallowing, I added a speck of white glimmer to the eye of the girl in my portrait.


Lenora always had a way of launching a stone in my stomach. Maybe because with the wave of her tiny, magical fingers, she could order my dismissal. And to her credit, I’d dropped a few foibles lately with my protege’s, but this time would be different. I’d chosen well. This girl wouldn’t disappoint.


Quickly, I responded, casually so she wouldn’t know her intimidation, “Can’t you tell? I’m painting a portrait.” I flicked my fingers, trying to inflict a little intimidation of my own. “Of a girl. Not a fairy who annoys me.”


Wiping my brush, I scanned the palette for just the right hue to match this girl’s beautiful green eyes. I’d already mastered the sunlight gleaming in her chestnut hair. The rose in her cheek. The charming overbite of her rather large incisors.


Utter perfection.

Lenora’s eyes grew wild with fury at the sight of my adoration. She accused, “Is this who I think it is?” Her voice usually sounded like tinkling bells, but today it bordered on crashing silver.


“Lenora, you’re insulting my artistic abilities. Now if you don’t mind.” I pushed her aside, hoping she’d flit away somewhere and leave me alone. I wanted to present this to the dear girl at the proper time–when the Fairy Queen ushered her into our kingdom. When I’d be released from the odious torment of being a wish book.


But Lenora wouldn’t go away.

“You are NOT allowed to acquire emotional attachments for them. It is forbidden.”


“Oh, Lenora, please.” I laughed, hoping she’d take that as a sign of compliance. I didn’t wish to lie.


I’d formed an emotional attachment the first day I saw the girl many months ago. She was throwing rocks at some boys by a creek who had tied a handful of keys to a cat’s tail. The poor thing was so frightened, it jumped around like exploding firecrackers on a string. And although that act was noble indeed, what sealed my high regard for her was when she careened her wheelchair back under a tree. She fell out of it and sat on the cool grass, caressing and soothing the cat with her words.


I noticed her artist’s sketches strewn every which way. One was of a princess with a sword, knighting a boy. And that boy looked exactly like me.


Athena sketch

Call it destiny. Fate. Divine will. I know not what. She held my heart forever in her power.


She’d be the one chosen by the Fairy Queen. I could feel it. If that girl could stand up to thugs while sitting in her wheelchair, what could she do against Casteen in the Under Realm? And as the great Wishcaster? No doubt with her bravery and talent, she would be the one to save us all.














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39 thoughts on “The Beginning”

  1. Love this! Such an intriguing start to the story! And your screenshots are so pretty (what an awesome lot you had for this one! Something tells me there will be plenty more!)

    I’m eager to read more and learn more about the characters and the world you’ve set up ❤️

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    1. Yay! I’m glad you liked this little prologue. 🙂

      More characters (and their introduction) next chapter. This story will be told from the girl’s POV…but happy to provide a little bit of Brenden’s POV here.

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  2. Unfortunately, no. 😦 With a wheelchair involved, it’s hard enough to deal with the main character let alone putting a cat in her lap. Sorry! 😦

    Glad you’re excited. ❤


  3. So nice. I love the tiny fairy that intimidates Brenden so much. I wonder if she will stay a child through the story. And I adore the wheelchair girl that he fancies will l save”,them. Save them from what? Can’t wait for more!

    Beautiful characters and a beautiful world too.

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    1. Awww…thank you! ❤

      About Lenora (the little girl fairy)–you will find out more about the fairy world in time. It'll take a few chapters, though. Have to get to know our MC girl (who we don't even know her name yet! 😮 ) Next chapter, we'll be in her POV.

      I'm excited to see what you have to say about it in the next few chapters. 😀

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  4. Gorgeous screenshots. ❤ ❤ I love this already! I can tell you're having a lot of fun with the fantasy aspects.

    And I have a feeling I'll like the protagonist even more than Lexie.

    Who drew the picture? Was it your daughter or did you find it somewhere?

    Anyway, glad to see a new story from you. ❤

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    1. THANK YOU! ❤ And you KNOW I'm digging the fantasy aspect of this. We're in the contemporary world for a while though. Can't wait until…Brenden arrives on the scene. 😉

      I hope you'll love the protagonist! She's seventeen, so she thinks fairly innocently. Maybe that'll endear her to everyone?

      My daughter will be drawing all the pictures–(yes! She drew this for me!)

      Glad to be able to share this one with everyone. (And it's been fun to rewrite it for the sims, too.)

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  5. Emotional WitcHazard: I saw kitty cats on her wheel chair she’s going to be amazing!

    Dark WitcHazard: Aw I love love at first sight it’s so fun watching people who are unaware they may be crushing someone they they don’t even know ‘s soul!

    Lover WitcHazard: Can’t wait to meet our MC she seems sweet and courageous!

    Shipper WitcHazard: For the sake of my heart o will wait till there is more evidence that supports a ship before shipping for the sake of my heart! 😭😭😭 It’s so hard not too!

    Anti Shipper: It really isn’t!😑

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    1. Emotional: Yes! She has kitties on her wheelchair. Such a soft spot for cats and dogs! (Even though her parents won’t allow her to have pets. 😦 )

      Dark: You see love misery on the horizon? Hmmm…I think you’re right! lol

      Lover: The MC is definitely a strong, courageous, sweet type! You nailed her character.

      Shipper: It IS too soon to ship because you haven’t met all the boys yet. Brenden is one of them…

      Anti: LOL!


  6. I’m intrigued! The fairy world you’ve created is such an enchanting backdrop for your story. Your screenshots are quite beautiful. Brenden is too adorable for words — love him! I’ll be back to read more when I’m not so sleepy.

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    1. Hello, Lily! Welcome to my story. 😀 Most of this story does take place in the fairy/fantasy world, but the first eight chapters are in a contemporary setting. I hope you like it. Thanks for reading! ❤

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    1. Just saw this! Welcome to my story! Glad you like the art work. Yes…there’s a connection between the two, but what could it be?


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