Travel back in time to the Old West were girls acted like girls, boys acted like boys and society was strict. Except, for Annie. Meet Annie Oaken, a "not-your-average" girl with a secret. Follow Annie on her adventures,as she grows from a baby to an adult. What is her secret? Will the town be open to her secret? Can Annie be loved for her abnormalities?
Meet Tyler, a previous childhood acquaintance of Annie's,a young man with everything going for him. He is good looking, talented, a skilled marksman and the town favorite. After a fight between his and Annie's parents, he forgets Annie and grows up without seeing her again. However, like Annie, he too has a secret. What is his secret? Will he fight his secret or let it be known? And more importantly, will he and Annie ever be able to repair the strain between their families?
McKenzie began her writings five years ago. She started with poetry. She continues to write poetry. This is her first work of fiction. She draws inspiration from anywhere. For this piece, much her inspiration came from her love of history, the natural world of the Ozarks and her enjoyment of being outside She is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys activities like camping, hunting and fishing