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On Beyond A

I know, I should have something else posted here–like, you know, a story–but I don’t.  It’s like this:  I had to run out to pick up a few things, stuff that I was waking on or that involved getting money back.  Normally, even on a Thursday afternoon around five PM, that shouldn’t have involved too much time, because it’s not like The Burg is this bustling city with huge rush hour backups.

But what should have taken thirty minutes, tops, ended up taking about two hours because of a light cover of snow that made the roads just nasty enough to slow everything down.  So I picked up the thing I needed to pick up, then crawled across down in a thirty minute trip that normally takes about ten.  I should have just got in and got out with my refund, but . . . it was at a shoe story.  And the lady who knows me there knows me, and an hour later I walked out with three pair of shoes to complete my work ensemble.

I never used to like shopping, but suddenly it’s like, “Oh, I don’t need this, but you know, it won’t hurt to have it.”  And just like those statistics where they say a lot of women have like twenty pair of shoes–yeah, I’m a statistic.

Really, is it something in the estrogen?

Really, is it something in the estrogen?

By the time I stopped to get something to eat–because the roads were crap and it would have taken me thirty minutes to drive home anyway–it was just after eight PM when I returned home and I was starting to nod out in a serious way.  I brought up the program and started trying to write–and I couldn’t.  Really, the inspiration and motivation tank was dry, and my inner goddess was kicked back in her easy chair blowing raspberries at me.

Sucks, I tell you.

However . . . yesterday between bouts of testing and nodding out–yeah, I was doing this at work a lot–I started thinking about a story.  What story, you ask?

The next novel in the series.

This isn’t to say that I haven’t thought about the story at all; I have.  I’ve even part of it time lined out.  But I now have a definitive feel for like the first month or so the kids are back at school.  Even two months if I really push it.  It does detail a bit of Annie’s and Kerry’s summer, though most of that really happens on Kerry’s side.  We don’t really see much of his family life, save for one scene, where his parents begin questioning why he seems to have only girls as friends.

A little full disclosure:  at this point they don’t know that Annie is his girlfriend/soul mate/wife to be, they only know her as this girl from Bulgaria who lives in the same “dorm” with him.  (The thing with the dorm comes from the school forcing the kids from Normal families not to expose all their magical shenanigans just yet.)  That’s actually Annie’s idea, because she thinks, based upon everything Kerry’s said about them, they won’t be able to understand how their twelve year old son is in a serious relationship with a girl–and they definitely wouldn’t get the sleeping together thing, nope, no way.

But what happens is he gets his travel package in early August, and his parents finally start asking about the people he knows at school–because he does mention Annie and that he’s looking forward to seeing her again–and by the time the names start coming out, mom and dad notice this trend of female names, and start asking, “Don’t you have any friends who are, well, boys?”

And that’s the sort of shitty parents Kerry has, because they do think there’s something wrong with their kid going off to a school and developing friendly, non-dating relationships with the ladies.  They don’t actually come out and ridicule him, but they let it be known that they think he might be better off having, you know, some kid with testosterone hanging out so he doesn’t come down with permanent cooties.

But just wait until they find out all about Annie.

Yeah . . . just wait.

13 thoughts on “On Beyond A

  1. G’morning , Cassie.

    I was so busy yesterday too, and I think It’s gonna be like this from now on until my retirement. XD

    By the way, Cassie, can you give me an Amazon link to your Indonesian book ?

    The only time I can do any blog reading is at school during breaks ,, or at home up to the wee hours of the morning. But I’m trying to get enough sleep . My almost car accident was a wake -up call.

    Anyway, take a deep breath , sweep away that sadness, and write the ending…

    I don’t know why kerry having so many female friends is such a big deal to his parents. Do they think he’s gay ? ( I had a gay friend in HS and you bet he only hang out with girls ) Have they ever thought kerry’s just popular with girls, and maybe their son is a playboy, ha ha ha . Or, the school recruited more women than men ? They do kniow the school is th one that recruits special students. I don’t know why they are so concerned that kerry only talks of girls. Their son is merely girl crazy. he he he

    • He will mention that there’s a lot more girls than boys, but . . . his family thinks he’s strange, remember? They have no idea. 🙂

      Car accident almost? You have to tell in your blog!

      I’m sure you’d like to see him scratch one name from that “friends” list. 😉

      • ‘” Eh. I’m sure he’s never ever going to do that. * She likes me, and I like her * ( as friend…. who knows, things may develop ) In fact, they’re going to be Skype pals, and yeah, I ” scrutinized ” kerry’s schedule, and he and Emma are going to be together for almost 5 hours at their Advance Flight class, without Annie, and I bet she’s gonna be his ” best” friend, and permanent wingmate… they’re going to be like this * showing 2 intertwined fingers *, tight, y’know, yeah, Emma will see to that, and they’ll be flying together, up in the sky, free as birds…….. XD And the truth is, he loves that more than learning dark spells with Annie in a confined dark room. ( Pardon my imagination. 🙂

        Almost car accident ? Things will happen when a sleepy driver , me, can barely open her eyes. :/

        Kerry is a geek, and geeks are strange. It was only 2 years ago that I came out on my blog that I was a full-blown otaku, ha ha ha. You[ve seen my manga collection, right ? And I can play video games for more than 24 hours without breaks, literally. I guess I;m strange, too. XD

        • I blogged about my near-accident last June. It’s a scary feeling.

          However my he spends with Emma, Kerry spends a LOT more time with Annie. Lots more. Remember all the special classes they have together.

          It’s a good thing Annie likes geeks, too. 🙂

          • Emma would be ecstatic with just 30 minutes together with Kerry ( without Annie hovering over )

            I’ll check out that post… June, 2014, is it ?

          • Hmmm, now I wonder why Annie suddenly says something about Emma. Is it about kerry and Emma;s Advance class together, or is it about Emma giving her Skype address to kerry ? Seriously, if Kerry’s smart, he should not contact Emma. Giving him her addres means she wants to talk to him during their 3 month vacation. Chatting her up is giving her hope.

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