Have you ever felt the need to escape? To turn away from life for a while, to run, to flee, to simply disappear for a moment? For me, I have wanted to escape ever since I was little. Growing up amid Saturday morning cartoons, animated Disney movies, Dr. Seuss and Video games, I’ve always seen this world as somewhat of a less magical place than others. I came to this realization at an early age, and the urge to escape was forever set in my mind. So together with my young, eager brain, I set out to find a way to out of this world and become a master escape artist.
Just as all masters start out, I started with simple tasks. I escaped to worlds full of young adventurers seeking riches, or solving mysteries, or even traveling to the very edges of space. I saw evil stepmothers, was rescued by knights in shinning armor and battled dragons. With practice, I soon became skilled at escaping into more complex worlds with more intricate situations. I even tried creating my own worlds to inhabit, to explore. I began to envision them more and more clearly, as they steadily took shape in my mind.
However, I soon realized that I had accomplished as much as I could alone. As I entered my later years, I sought out a master to enter an apprenticeship and learn the craft of escaping in much greater detail. I found teachers, masters, all of them more than willing to show me their tricks and methods. Soon I became adept at escaping into the most fantastic worlds and creating characters more complex than ever. However, I also came close to losing myself to the worlds I created. I would shrug off this world where came from, I made stupid decisions and forgot some of the rules that govern this world. Some of the mistakes I’ve made will stay with me forever.
Today, I must tread carefully to not loose myself in the worlds I create. My skill at escaping continues to grow, even as I grow. Sadly, I must stay rooted in this world of ours, the freedom of my youth is all but almost gone. However all is not lost. I may not yet have the title of Master escape Artist, but I’ve gotten pretty good. I now have enough skill to bring you with me, avid reader. Together, we can escape to the worlds that surround us. I can even show you the wonders of the worlds I’ve created, the characters I’ve befriended and raised from a simple thought bubble. If you have the urge, the need to escape, continue reading, and the pages will open up the world to you.
~Kurtis the Red
(Escaping this world is as easy as opening a book.)