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[Story] Nothing But A Memory - prologue 
8th-Sep-2008 05:16 pm

I'm sure we've all thought to ourselves, at one time or another, "How great would it be to be a kid again?" with no worries or responsibilities. Unfortunatly, we don't ever get the chance to relive what, for some, are the best years of our lives.

But hypothetically, if you could; would you do everything the same? Or would you make changes to try and better your life down the road? Of course, you'd have to be careful; the slightest detail could change so much. Is it really worth that risk?

Well, since we don't have time machines, I guess we'll never know for ourselves. But for two young ladies, Sarah and Anna, a whole new world of possibilities awaits them...


The Time: August 2008
The Setting: Sarah's bedroom & Anna's sister's backyard

"Okay, so I'll pick you up after work on Friday? I get off at five. Oh, we are going to have so much fun!"

"I know! It's been so long since we've had a whole weekend to spend together."

"Yeah, I know. I miss when we were able to spend every second of every day together. Now we're both just so busy."

"Tell me about it. I can't believe my senior year is already here! And then there's Art School and a career. I don't know if I'm ready to grow up yet."

"Haha! I felt the same way when I graduated. But that's life, isn't it? You just have to keep moving forward, now matter how much you wish you could go back to simpler times."

"So true... Well, chica, I have to go. My sister should be back with dinner soon. And I have to go kill Taylor, he's driving me insane!"

"Ha, yeah good luck with the murder. I love you hun. Byes."



Just talking with Anna for that short amount of time made Sarah feel so lonely. She missed her friend more than anyone could ever understand. Well, Anna knew. For she felt the same way about Sarah.

They had been best friends ever since Sarah's family had moved next door to Anna's house. Back then, Sarah was eleven and Anna was seven, but the age difference never effected their friendship. If anything, it kept Sarah feeling young at heart, and made Anna act more mature than most of her peers.

They were closer than just friends, they thought of each other as sisters and loved each other just as much. It had been several years since Anna lived next door, but no matter where they lived they were always as close as ever. They both believed with all their hearts that no matter what happened, no matter where the other girl was, their bond would always be as strong as it was back when they were young. Perhaps even stronger with time...

As Sarah sat on her bed, reading an old book, she thought about "the good ol' days". Back when there were no worries, and no responsibilities. Just sunny summer days, long bike rides, and lots of laughter...

Suddenly Sarah felt dizzy, and her vision went blurry for just a moment. Then she was fine.

When she looked up from her book, she couldn't believe here eyes. Her room... it was different. Yet, so familiar. Sarah heard a voice she reconized from outside her window.

She went to see who it was, but... that was impossible. Her eyes must be playing tricks on her! She ran to the bathroom and looked in the mirror.

Sarah was an eleven year-old girl again.



"Taylor, I swear if you don't stop acting like fool I'm going to--"

Anna suddenly lost her balance. It almost felt as if the ground had shifted beneath her feet.

When she opened her eyes again, her teenage brother Taylor was gone. In his place was a four year-old Taylor look-a-like.

"Anna... are you okay? Are you sick? Should I go get mom?" the boy asked.

"Wha- No. I'm fine." Anna responded. But, her voice! Why did it sound so strange? She looked down at her self, and saw a very small body beneath her.

She looked around at where she was and realized it was her old back yard. And in the next house over, in the window stood a young, dark haired girl staring back at them. What had just happened?!?

to be continued...

- The main characters (Sarah & Anna) are based on myself (Sarah) and my real-life best friend (Anna). The supporting characters may or may not be real people in our lives as well.

- The story is written by me, but with much advice and approval from Anna. :]

- The idea from this story came from a very odd dream that I had a few months ago. I couldn't get it out of my head. The question "What would I do if I had to live my life all over again?" was constantly on my mind. Anna also found the question very intriguing. This story is a mash-up of our many answers.

- The story's "plot" is still up in the air. I'm constantly debating what events should be kept and what should be 'changed'. I like my life so I don't want to change too much, but for story purposes it could be fun :P

Thanks for reading and keep a lookout for the first official chapter!
Constructive critism and polite suggestions are always welcomed. :]
8th-Sep-2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
Hey this is pretty cool. I'm actually intrigued, and that doesn't so much happen with Sim stories any more. I hope you keep it up.
8th-Sep-2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
I haven't actually read through yet (going to momentarily!) but on my screen, at least, you've got some black-text-on-black-background going on. Just thought I'd give you a heads-up! I will give you more story-based comments once I read through :)
8th-Sep-2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
hmmm... it wasn't black on black for me, but I edited my html to make the background white. I hope that fixed the problem for you.
8th-Sep-2008 10:13 pm (UTC)
I can see the text now. What colors were it supposed to be? (it also might be that I'm using Safari, I didn't realize that until after I posted the comment).

(thanks, by the way!)
8th-Sep-2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
I'm using a table, and I forgot to specify the background color. For me, it was "clear" or just matched my default background.
8th-Sep-2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
Haha okay, well, I don't have much to say, but it's off to a good start! Can't wait to see what you do with it. Good luck!
8th-Sep-2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
I really like this idea! It's a very cool idea.
8th-Sep-2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
I LOL'ed at Taylor dancing in the background. XD

Cute start, gorgeous pictures and nice sets! I'm curious to see more. :)
8th-Sep-2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
This looks an interesting story!
8th-Sep-2008 10:49 pm (UTC)
Very interesting story!!! I can't wait to read more. :)
8th-Sep-2008 11:22 pm (UTC)
Ooooh! Can't wait for more ;]
Nice job~
9th-Sep-2008 01:23 am (UTC)
You got me intrigued! Can't wait for more. :)
9th-Sep-2008 11:55 am (UTC)
This is an interesting start. I'm looking forward to seeing where you'll go with it. Great pictures too.

(Oh, and I love your banner too.)
9th-Sep-2008 11:39 pm (UTC)
yeah you know what I'm somewhat intrigued by this too. its an interesting concept, one i cant wait to read more about.
10th-Sep-2008 10:32 pm (UTC) - Great start!
I am really looking forward to seeing where you go with this, AND where do you get your Custom Content?! I like ALL of it! The clothes, furniture, etc... Please point me in the right direction?
10th-Sep-2008 11:09 pm (UTC) - Re: Great start!
I get my CC from a little bit of eveywhere. I have a resource page here that has most of the sites I go to listed.
10th-Sep-2008 11:12 pm (UTC) - Re: Great start!
GAH!! I'm so sorry, I thought I had checked for a resource page already... forgive! I am a bonehead.

Thanks for these links, I will now go and overstuff my downloads folder. :)
10th-Sep-2008 11:39 pm (UTC) - Re: Great start!
haha, its alright :]
12th-Sep-2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
Ooh this story seems really interesting! Can't wait for the next part =)
21st-Sep-2008 01:25 am (UTC)
I love it so far. Can't wait for the next part :DDDD!
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