Three Sisters, Episode 1, Blue Mountains
Title: Three Sisters
Series: Blue Mountains
Genre: Time Travel
Original Digital Art Cover Illustration: Lisa Loucks Christenson
Written and Illustrated by Lisa Loucks Christenson
Publisher: Glass Slipper Serials™ imprint of Loucks Studios, Inc.
I can't believe it. Moving day has arrived. Five months ago, this day felt like it was five years, not months away. Now, today, I look back and wish I had more time to spend here. I thought I was ready, but as I look around at what I have to leave behind, I realize I never can be ready. It's better just to keep walking, not look behind. Forget my possessions that I willingly leave as a gift for a new traveler; someone who I'll never meet. A person who will know me by my things and words.
Once I step out of this room, en route to my journey to reach the Blue Mountains, my new life begins. I already booked a day trip to see the Three Sisters. The next day I'll be ready to do some canyoning. I can't wait to enter the rain forest. I think my diary is provided after I board the plane. I'm wondering if I should sneak a notebook out, just in case it isn't. I don't want to break the rules. There are dire consequences for that. I want to write down all that I am looking forward to and everything I need to remember from this life. I don't want to forget, though I guess that's the point. Will I miss my life here? They say, it's impossible.
How do I end this writing in front of me now? Good-bye seems too informal for every travel we've been through. I wish I could start on my brand-new diary. I think I'd start it with, "You previously knew all my secrets, and I look forward to our fresh path."
Now how do I say good-bye to you? I feel like I should leave a note or code sheet for the next person, but that's the point of being here, to learn on your own. I would be offering easy answers, and they may need to struggle to give them confidence when they figure out their path.
All I can think of is good-bye my dearest friend. I know writing that isn't enough. I'm sorry. Maybe that is the way to go. I hear them coming. They are knocking at my door. I guess I'm leaving now, but it seems early. Good-luck. Trust yourself and your judgement, the angels will come to help you. Don't be afraid to let go. Survive.