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Adapted from a reader submitted comment.
This story is mostly a work of fiction, but began with my own diary filled with fantasies and wishes during my sixteenth year.
It runs a total of about 300,000 words. All chapters generally run between five and fifteen thousand words, with a few exceptions. It has 33 chapters, a prologue, forward, an afterword, and an appendix with images and other information that some might find makes the story more engrossing.
The Prologue is just that, a prologue; an introduction and scene-setting chapter. It consists mostly of narration and a little internal dialog from the main character. The main character makes an appearance, you meet him, and learn a bit about him and his life and situation through a few of his thoughts and exposition by the older Alex. The other main characters are introduced and wrapped into his past and current life.
The rest of the story is perfectly readable without the prologue, but I hope it adds a sense of a pre-existing relationship with the main character and his situation as it unfolds over the length of the story.
Chapter One is a flashback, as are many of the odd-numbered chapters at first. There are other flashback chapters later on as well. They are fairly apparent at first, but may sneak up on you later.
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