I wandered into Murkland a few months ago. I was barely alive and had no assumption of a future. The atrocity that has been visited upon this land by a ruthless oppressor who sought to dominate by destruction has seemed to burn hopelessness into our world. The land lies desolate and scarred from his assault. A near dead monument to enmity and avarice.
We, its inhabitants, are left to scratch and claw the barren ground only to bring forth strange trash fruit and little else. The waters teem with fish that will not satisfy our hunger because the water they live in is contaminated.
Who would think that in such a bleak place of anguish and desperation one could find love. Ahh BUT, to my own amazement, I HAVE! Head over heels .. tripping over myself LOVE!
His name is Ridge.
My heart skips a beat when I think of him. (I should have to be careful not to think of him too often .. might be bad for my health.) For me he is my sunshine, my stars and moon .. my world revolves around him.
We could not be more different, Ridge and I.
He is a vegan and, to be honest, my heart still yearns for some delicious fish or stinky cheese!
I am impulsive and he thinks everything through.
I am a good dancer and he .. well .. um .. he tries.
I am a bit too carefree and he is bit too serious!
He is soft spoken and easy going. I, on the other hand, live up to my red headed stereotype. A bit fiery and, although I do try, I am rarely quiet. He tells me he finds amusement (I am glad for that) in my constant prattle and with me around he does not need to concern himself with what to say.
I am seriously NOT a gardener (they had to rescue my one lone trash plant that was no the verge of its own extinction event) and he is .. well …
He and his family maintain Murkland’s organic gardens in carefully prepared and preserved soil. However, they are not just gardeners. They are visionaries and horticulturists who are dedicated to restoring our endangered garden and food crops for future generations.
(Before the assault on our world they were seed savers who had collected the seeds many thousands of heirloom, historical, and open pollinated plant varieties.)
One thing we do have in common is that we are both dreamers. We dream of a flourishing tomorrow.
As I lay in my tent I dream of the happy family that one day he and I will have. A child .. maybe more .. who knows .. a dozen .. why not!
Although my heart yearns for those days it is not time yet .. this place is not a good place for a child. There are very few around Murkland and for those who are here life is difficult. So I am reluctantly resigned to wait.
BUT I need not wait alone 🙂 I will wait with my beautiful bright sunny-day boy ❤
We will not marry anytime soon but until then at least we have something to hold on to .. each other!
So you see the truth is that although things appear hopeless here .. we are not! We dance and we love and we laugh!
They can take away our houses and our land .. they can take away our livelihood .. they can take away our food .. they can take away our way of life …
they cannot take away our love for one another .. they cannot take away our hope for a bright destiny .. they cannot take away our faith in each other and in our future because even tho we have not seen it we believe it will be.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is love.
Although this is written for entry into the MONTHLY SIMLITS – A SHORT STORY CHALLENGE WITH NEW THEMES EVERY MONTH AND VOTING FOR WINNERS ..
it is also written with love and great fondness to the many wonderful salamanders of Murkland! AND yes I told you there would be NO cheese this time .. BUT I lied .. there will always be cheese.
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TY dear Brennachan Sims for the MARVELOUS challenge .. we sure are having fun with it 🙂
ALL the builds and townies are Brennachan’s and you can find links on her forum thread.
If you are interested is seeing more of what this challenge is about visit http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/910413/post-apocalyptic-murkland-the-starter-challenge/p1
“Misery” does love company soooo we would love to have you join us!