Stages | Episode One, by Katie Paul


If Sophie comes out of the shadows, will she lose everyone and everything? Sophie Walker spends each night in darkness at the side of a stage producing the alchemy of theatre. Her job is invisible to most people and so it would seem, is her life.
In an attempt to come out of the shadows, Sophie enters a body-building competition. Sculpting her body into the best shape of her life. But such discipline is hard to maintain and Sophie finds herself locked in a destructive cycle of bingeing and restricting. When she hits rock bottom, she chooses to give up dieting forever. But the road to healing is not what she expects. She is forced to confront issues in her marriage, her job, her friendships and her identity as an independent woman.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is only the first part of a 2 part series. The second part is NOT offered on this site, nor is it free.