Illusion is one of my most personal stories. I started writing it when I had a great disappointment in my life, and I felt like a complete utter failure. While they may be hard to pinpoint, this story is filled full of the lessons I learned afterwards, the most important being, “Failure is just a word. It is not the end of the world.” Though a bit more personal than other stories, Illusion still comprises of all the elements I have in any fantasy story I write: fun, adventure, love, and danger. Please enjoy it, for this is one of my all time favorite stories I’ve ever written. Take it as advice for what to do if you ever have a disappointment as heart-wrenching as mine, and tell yourself that at the end of the day...you are the Illusion.