Moonlight

1995, 1996, 1998

Technical Aspects
Story length: 8,886 words/24 pages double spaced
Voice: First person, present tense, use of past tense
Genre:Speculative fiction
Copyrighted: 1995, 1996, 1998
Story information
Main character: "Me"/Elizabeth Jean Darby
Character description: A solitary cave-dwelling girl who's lived underground since she can remember
Supporting characters: The Darby family: Nancy, Ed, Bill, Darrell, and Claudia.
Setting:Modern time, a cave underground; also modern/rural living quarters
General Plot
A girl who has lived in an underground cave since she can remember goes through her bag of memories and reminisces about when she once found a way to the outside world after an earthquake, and what it was like to be an "aboveground person" before she decided to go back to living in her cave.
Information, inspiration, and other notes
This story was written when I was in high school, as a response to an offer from the teacher to submit creative writing instead of having to do a critical report. It was written, in its entirety, in one sleepless night, and later edited and smoothed out (which explains the later copyright on it). I pondered the concept for a long time before actually writing it. My teacher never read it and "forgot" I'd submitted anything, and made me do the critical project, incidentally.
Related Art: [Sketch of main character]

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