Alden Frogmore Rags to riches
Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:50 AM
Now I must confess to you that I was somewhat spoilt as a child and as I came of age, my despairing father, after finally having the last straw with me, disowned me. I was cast out into the world with only the clothes in which I was standing.
After finding that all those that I considered my friends, were in fact just as self centered and shallow as I, turning their backs, rather that taking me in, I did the only thing left to me. I sold my clothes, which gave me enough for a new shabby wardrobe, a tent, sleeping bag and a means of escape, a ladies bicycle. I could not longer stay in my home town, it was too humiliating, so I ran, well peddled.
I came to a place called, Hidden Springs. And although I found myself destitute, I also found the scenery somewhat comforting.
The next day I was a little rattled by my new predicament, I no longer had my fathers money or name to protect me. Lets just say, I was becoming rather paranoid.
Thankfully no one stopped me, or ran me out of town. I found a fishing park, which even had a fire pit, and set out to catch my own meal for the first time in my life.
A somewhat disheartening experience, I found.
You have no idea what hunger can do to the mind. That little fish seemed like a feast to me.
Burnt on the outside and raw on the inside, and the best damned thing I had ever tasted.
And all of that effort had drained me and sent me into an exhausted sleep.
Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:32 PM
My time in Lost Springs was very stressful. The locals were not friendly at all, I couldn't even use the public conveniences in peace.
I was not doing well here, my dreams of finding riches in the hills and surviving off that land was coming to naught. There were no edible plants growing and the hills were bare. I dare not steal from any ones gardens, I was too paranoid to risk it. There was nowhere to bath, I was too scared to go to the gym, it looked too high class and I think they would have thrown me out. So I was constantly smelly.
And also exhausted from my fruitless searching.
Hidden springs was truly beautiful, but had a dead quality to it. One that was starting to make me feel dead also.
I wanted to survive, to prove to myself, that I could succeed and maybe even prove my worth to my father. My initial hatred for him, of what he had done, had now turned into a kind of longing to achieve something and prove I was not the sim, he had thought me to be.
So after becoming sick of a fish diet and my own stink, I packed up and left.
The journey was long, my fish supply gone--thankfully because some of them were getting a little ripe--before I made it to the town of Riverview.
Still being scared of the locals, I set up my camp well out of town, again admiring the view of my new location.
It was a long way into town.
But I was so relieved when I found that they had a community garden.
And I was even more relieved, when it seemed that they didn't mind someone like me helping himself to its produce. Oh those apples were so sweet!
I didn't dare go to the gym though, again it seemed to nice a place for the likes of me. I did find a public pool, in the industrial district, that seemed very quiet, so I risked sneaking in and using the facilities. Oh that water, that sweet, sweet water! I could have cried, actually I think I did.
Making my way home that night, through the sleepy little town, I felt for the first time, that I might just make it.
Posted 26 June 2012 - 12:03 AM
The day would be hard but I was prepared for the work. I was already making good money on the fish I caught and vegetables I picked. Sometimes it was not so hard, there were lots of things to find on the little island behind my home.
And yes this was feeling like my home now, I even payed bills, which was a relief in a way, because that meant I had a right to stay here.
I started to wonder at the friendliness of this town. My bills had only been one simolion and I got this call from city hall, of all placed, about coming to unblock their drains. They said they had heard that I was the sim for the job.
It turned out that there was a fish caught in the pipes, so yeah, I suppose I was the sim for the job. They let me keep the fish and payed me over 400 simolions! I nearly had heart failure. The lady was real friendly though.
And when I asked here where I could go eat, she suggested the dinner. Which was nice of her, cause I could afford that.
The dinner was great, warm and the people were friendly. I would not be able to aford eating there all the time but when I was sick of fish and veg I might treat myself now and then.
I nearly didn't make it home that night, I was so tired. But did manage to admire the view a little on my way home.
Sometimes I didn't quite make it and had to just rest when I could.
I didn't risk my welcome though, only napping when people weren't around.
I did get woken up once by a guy strumming his guitar. I was a little annoyed, but I think it was more about the fact that I wanted my own guitar so bad, there was no way that I could afford one though. I dreamed a lot about things that I couldn't have.
One day I found a whole lot of butterflies around the island.
They were so pretty.
And made me laugh, something I had not done in a long time.
I collected them carefully. I had heard some guy at the science center was collecting them. I went there the next day and they guy outside told me to go right on in.
I was a little scared that those poor things would end up on a pin board in some stuffy draw, but I was surprised and greatly relived when the guy I gave them to put them in a giant glass topped room full of butterflies. It was beautiful. And you know what! One of the butterflies I brought him was worth over a 1000 simonions! Maybe I would be able to get that guitar one day.
The only thing that spoiled it all was the some guy that rang me after and asked if I could get him some frogs legs, I mean what a sick freak! I told him just what I thought too.
Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:01 PM