High School Magical
Were you popular in high school? Run with the athletes? A brilliant band member? What about a wannabe wiccan?
Well, my character, Paisley Barton was in a new town and a becoming a new student during her last couple years of high school and made it tough for her to fit in. So, she turned to the one other real social outcast who just so happened to be a powerful witch.
No, my story is not of the Young Adult variety but it does have an interesting back story that pays an important part in this book and will play an even bigger part in the sequel. So, it got me to thinking.
What would my life have been like in high school if I’d known the ways of magic—just like
Paisley did. Just like all the characters in all the popular television shows and movies seem to have access to these days. From the Twilight characters to The Vampire Diaries…these teens have the means to work magical mojo all while deciding what to wear to the school dance and whether or not to tell yet another lie to their parents.
If only I’d had these magical means back in the day. What would it have meant for me?
Not having to study so hard. Not having to sweat it out during summer band camp? Not having to feel the embarrassment of a crush gone awry?
Or, would it have been just the opposite. Would having these secrets on the mystical side have made me the outcast? The odd girl with the dark eyeliner? The one that everyone was afraid to talk to or the spooky girl that no guy wanted to kiss for fear of turning into a frog?
I’m not really sure but I know that even if I could go back in time, I wouldn’t change anything about high school. I wasn’t all that popular but I was the one person who tried to view everyone as equals. I was friends with everyone from the most popular, breathtakingly beautiful girls to the most poverty stricken and broken home-broken hearted folks who always sat at a lunch table by themselves.
I once got into a fight with one of my friends because she didn’t want me to sit at a different lunch table with “those people”. I told her she was being ridiculous. They’re good people, just like us…they don’t have great looks or happy homes but they are still nice people. Unfortunately, that was the end of our friendship as she felt the need to no longer associate with someone (that would be me) who dared cross the invisible lines between social classes.
But I’m glad that I was this kind of person back then and I know it has made me the type of woman I am today. Maybe if I’d had magical powers back then, I would have turned the tables on the snobby crowd and made them the rejects for the day. Then again, maybe the negative karma they put forth back then has come back to haunt them later in life anyway.
What was life like for you in high school? What would you have changed if you’d had magical powers back then?
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Paisley Barton was already having a bad day before she turned her husband into a rat.
First, she was fired by her boss and then came home to find hubby in the shower with a naked blonde chick. They say that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned but this break-up may just unleash hell on Earth when
After her spell casting inadvertently opens a portal between dimensions,
But Paisley will show them all that an everyday working mom is better equipped than most to deal with the mystical mayhem…and with a tempting demon hottie and a flirtatious young detective vying for her affection, she soon learns that being single again isn’t so bad after all.
“When a wronged wife turns her cheating husband into a rat, you know you have to keep reading! Kerri Nelson offers up a lot of fun and wild magic in Courting Demons!” --Bestselling author, Linda Wisdom, Demons are a Girl’s Best Friend
Kerri Nelson discovered her love of writing at an early age and soon became a columnist for her local newspaper winning the Outstanding Young Journalist of the Year Award for her efforts.
After a fifteen year career in the legal field, Kerri fulfilled her lifelong dream of publication and is now an award winning multi-published author of nearly every genre under the sun (and moon) and also writes young adult fiction under the penname K.G. Summers.
A true southern belle, she comes complete with a dashing southern gentleman and three adorable children for whom she often bakes many homemade treats.
Kerri is an active member of Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America as well as numerous chapters including Futuristic Fantasy & Paranormal Writers and her Presidency of Celtic Hearts Romance Writers.
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