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Who remembers the song from the 80′s “Should I stay or Should I go?” (I think it was by The Clash.)
There’s a lyric that goes something like this…
If I stay there will be trouble and if I go there will be double…
What am I talking about? Yes, my dreaded–dreaded–Class Reunion! My 20th class reunion is this year. Back in 1991, I never thought that twenty years would go so quickly. I remember thinking I’m graduating in this cool new decade (out of the eighties and into the high tech nineties, right?) and the year 2000 seems so far away.
Of course today the year 2000 seems still seems so far away as well but only in the past this time.
I must admit that I’ve lost contact with every single one of my classmates. Even though, about 5 years ago, I moved only 30 miles away from my hometown…I still remain disconnected.
The truth is…I didn’t particularly like high school. I had plenty of friends and the teachers were grand. I’ve named many characters after these teachers, in fact. But I’ve not really made an effort to contact any of them. I’m totally comfortable leaving the past behind me.
One of the reasons is because even at our still relatively young age, I know for a fact that we’ve already lost at least 2 of our classmates tragically. In a small class (less than 100 graduates my year), this is a lot of loss. One of those deaths was my very best friend from high school. A dear soul named Chris.
Perhaps, this alone is why I’m content to let bygones be bygones.
But…with my 20th reunion looming on the horizon this year…I’m strife with indecision.
Should I stay or should I go?
Would it be right to attend if for no other reason than to pay my respects for my lost friends? Would it be the time to show my teachers that I’ve cast them in various roles in my books? (Could I still get detention for that?)
Or, should I let my school days remain in the past?
I’d love to hear your thoughts and/or experiences with your own reunions.
I’m giving away a copy of my newest release from Evernight Publishing today! It features an FBI agent who is sent to her hometown to solve the case of her missing high school best friend–coincidentally during her 25th class reunion weekend!
Here’s a BLURB:
After growing up the laughing stock of the town drunk and humiliated by the hottest guy in school, Kennedy Wolfe planned on never stepping foot in Greece, New York again.
Now a highly decorated agent for the FBI, Kennedy learns of the abduction of her best friend from high school. The news comes just days after the invitation to her class reunion was received and tossed.
Despite her better judgment, she can’t resist the urge to take on a case that would show her classmates once and for all what she’s really made of.
Damon Divine is the unbeatable District Attorney and he’s dead set on finding those responsible for abducting his twin sister.
But when the beautiful Agent Wolfe comes to town, he knows the kidnappers won’t be the only ones on her hit list.
After all, standing up a girl on senior prom night is not something she’s likely forgotten.
CONTEST WINNER from JANUARY post:
I just realized that I never named a winner for my January post contest here at Source Immortal. The post located here: http://sourceimmortal.com/our-books/the-immortality-of-authors/#comments offered a giveaway of my December release for charity Making the Ghost of It.
And the winner is…PAISLEY K.
CONGRATS! I’ll be in touch with your book.
Thanks to everyone for stopping by…see you next month here at the blog.
Until then, I remain…