planting seedlings

october 2024
previous update/next update
(McCarthy Household Profile)
Finn McCarthy (51 years), Nicole (51 years), Lily-Mae (12 years)

narrated by: Lily-Mae

I’ve spent my entire life cramped with too many siblings and not enough bedrooms, finally when everyone has moved out, Mom and Dad decide to expand. Now the house is huge, and I don’t know what to do with all the space. It’s weird having a second floor bedroom too, right down the hall from Mom and Dad. I’m not sure I’m a fan of that.

Continue reading


chaos theory

february 2024
previous update/next update
(Andersen Household Profile)
Benjamin Andersen (37 years), Grace (34 years), Ainsley (8 years), Isla (7 years), Tillie (3 3/4 years), Hatty (2 years)

narrated by: Benjamin

It’s been snowing like crazy, which leaves the girls feeling very pent up. Mostly it just means they are cranky, but in the case of Isla, it equals pestering behavior. If she isn’t jumping on the sofa, or antagonizing Ainsley, she is picking on Hatty.

Continue reading

sunset in an orchard

march 2022
previous update/Elias’ next update; next update
(McCarthy Household Profile)
Finn (49 years), Nicole (49 years), Julius (16 years), Elias (16 years), Zilla (16 years), Lily-Mae (10 years)

narrated by: Elias

Dad was discredited back in 2016, I was ten, and it was all over my head. The basic gist was that Dad could never go back into his Natural Science field at the university, so he’s been babysitting Grace’s daughters ever since. It was supposed to be temporary, so I don’t know why he didn’t try to find a job, but we’ve all grown used to having him and the girls’ around the house.

Continue reading

maybe oneday

april 2021
previous update/next update
Oliver McCarthy (24 years), Isaiah Gavigan

narrated by: Oliver

Since graduating from Eastborough, there has been an adjustment for me and Meg. She’s busy now with her finals, graduating herself next month. But most of this time has been spent with her wanting to spend time with me, and not understanding that I’m swamped with grading papers. That doesn’t even count when I add things to the curriculum to fine tune it for my specific students.

Continue reading

2020 elections for mayor

Finally, after years of waiting, I feel prepared to open up some polls and hold an election for the next Mayor of South Port and Millwood. Drawn heavily in inspiration from Carla, let the campaigning commence!

The first candidate is Finn McCarthy. He is married to Nicole and together they have seven children, and four grandchildren. Previously he worked as a Botanist at Eastborough University, but is currently providing childcare for his three granddaughters.

Continue reading

something like hope

august 2020
previous update/next update
Chris Holmes (32 years), Emma (29 years), Chaz (5 years)

narrated by: Emma

Chris is working second shift, which leaves me and the kid to fend for ourselves at night. I honestly don’t know what to do with him, and he’s not a very demanding kid. I imagine if I had gotten a high maintenance kid, that I would have lost my mind by now. We have a table that my Grandma bought for us, but no one eats at it. He’s perfectly fine to eat a grilled cheese sandwich on the sofa for dinner.

Continue reading