This is the original version of the Hourglass. This was my first real experience with writing a sim lit, where I learned about mods, poses and custom content. I was a little bit unsure about where the lines were and decided to play it safe. As this version of the story progresses, you will see a huge change in tone, as well as appearance and consistency. Toward the end of this version, which I left unfinished, I think you will begin to see why I decided to do a “soft reboot” and write the story in a different way.