Copyright (C) 2019 Ashlyn Nafina
Summary: Geek grrl Lydia has had dating troubles for years. When she finally finds the perfect girl on a dating site, said girl goes mysteriously missing. It’s up to Lydia to find out what happened, and the chase leads her to some unexpected and surreal places.
Notes: I’ve wanted to write this one, well, all my life, to be honest with you. I had the first inklings of it back in 2005, but I can’t say much more without spoiling it, so I’ll just put a second note after the story that you can read later.
I’ve also been inspired by some of the more ‘hip’ and ‘modern’ fiction I’ve read lately, and the story itself is written in a really informal tone, and in a sort of experimental style. Some parts are first person from various people, some are third person, some are IM conversations and movie scripts.. it’s a bit of a wild ride. A little more of experimenting with the art of writing rather than just telling a story.
[1 Year Ago]
<lyddie> so i met this incredible girl
<feenixfox5> <groan> Not again! =) So what’s this one like? Where’d ya meet?
<lyddie> 😛 yeah, yeah, yeah. not *all* of them will turn out to be crazy
<lyddie> someone i met in some ’net personals of all places
<feenixfox5> Hey, whatever works. =)
<lyddie> she’s sweet, she’s cute, she likes pottery and geeks
<feenixfox5> ooo, nice!
<lyddie> yeah. what could possibly go wrong? 😉
<feenixfox5> I’m gonna pretend you didn’t just say that.
<lyddie> her name is penny