Sunday, January 20, 2013

Chapter 1: Introduction

NOTE: I have edited Grace's background story. If you read this before, please reread. :) It's going to be important later in the story. 


Hi. My name is Grace Jackson. I'm 13 years old. I live in a house on the edge of Sunset Valley. And I've lived here my entire life. I live with my aunt and uncle, Zoe and Mark Gates. My mother and father both disappeared when I was a toddler, when they were on vacation in Al-Simhara. Or at least that's what I've been told. In truth, I can't remember anything before my 8th birthday.

I have two favorite activities: Trampoline and TV. I have a big passion for science, even though I found out I was a witch. I figure there must be some kind of scientific explanation for it all.  

The reason I love science so much is because I seem to know things about it. Things I don't even remember learning. I think this must have some connection to my past, and I'm going to find out what it is.


Homework . Even though it's really easy for me, I still hate it. I'd much rather be jumping on the trampoline or watching tv or something other than this. I finish the "Part A" questions on the scientific method, and take a look at "Part B", due next Tuesday. With your partner, design an experiment that will...
Partner. Ha. I can't do that right now. I happily close my notebook and start to run upstairs to my bedroom. Halfway there, Zoe yells at me to come back downstairs. "You have a haircut, remember?"

 I wake up late on Leisure Day. Tuesday is tomorrow, so I've invited my partner over to my house so we can work on our project. I get dressed and run outside to the trampoline. It's a beautiful day, and I jump until my partner gets here. 

Sadly, we are neighbors, so I can't jump for very long. We head inside and start working on our project.

My partner's name is Robert, he's kind of nerdy and really shy, but he's also a genius, like me. With the two of us working together, we can probably finish this project in no time and still get a good grade.

I'm right, and by one in the afternoon we are done and I am trying to chat with him. He's really still shy around me, and quietly suggests that we go to the park and play chess. I agreed and we headed to the park together. 

He's really good, but so am I. He beats me, then I beat him. By our third match, however, the sun has started to go down and we have to head home. We spend the evening at my house, chatting in front of the tv. I find out I have a ton in common with him, and by the time he has to leave he is a little bit less shy with me.I think we could even be counted as friends.


So yeah. I don't think this was the best first chapter, but it is the set up for the rest of the story. Sorry if it was a bit boring or the writing was bad. :/ It'll get better, I promise. :)


  1. I thought it was a good first chapter because it sets the character up for whatever is about to happen and leave the reader (me) guessing :)

    1. Thanks a ton! :D Thankfully that was all of the set up, so next post I can start the story. :)

  2. I agree with Gem, this chapter sets up Grace's character very well.