As a long-time reader, both here and at the SOL sister-site, there have been many stories that have kept me coming back, and some that have inspired me to try my hand at writing. I can only hope that this first story of mine will become one for someone else.
While "A Charmed Life" is new here, it has been kicking around on my hard drive since about 2003 or so, and I've been slowly adding to it almost every day as time permits. Even now, I find myself making little tweaks here and there.
There are, at present, about 165,000 words in the story over 75 chapters, plus a preface, introduction, epilogue and an afterwords. The story is currently in another format, all in one piece, so I have to break it up into chunks and format it myself. I hope to be able to post the entire story fairly quickly and at regular intervals, but my family and full-time job will of course take precedence. I do have Chapters 2 through 6 about ready to go and hope to have them queued up today. While the story is "finished" on my hard drive, there are some parts of it that still need some work.
I hope that you find the story engaging. Feedback is welcome, good or bad, just be respectful and I will reciprocate. This story hasn't been proofread by anyone else to this point, nor do I have an editor, so be gentle.