Upper Young Adult note passing with Sykosa!

Hi Sykosa,
thanks so much for caring and for keeping my secret. I don’t ever want anybody to know what happened to me, and my two big brothers and I swore an oath to never tell our mother, because it so would kill her. But I really want to talk to you about “IT” because I know you’d understand that it totally wasn’t my fault, that’s why I kinda let you in on this, because you once told me this almost happened to you and now I find out to someone in your school, too. I can’t believe how many people this is happening to and how many of those monsters are getting away with it!! Well, I kinda know, because nobody ever talks about it because we’re so embarrassed, but I already decided that I will not let The Bastard get away with what he did. My brothers, who are always totally protective of me, are falling apart over it and I am so worried about them. That’s why I decided to take revenge on my own. And my new neighbor, Stella, is helping me out. She is sooo awesome, but there is something like mysterious or strange about her, that I just can’t figure out. Yet. But I will, I am sure.
Wish me luck – the night of my revenge is coming soon – I will tell you later how it went, okay?
And you’re right, it’s so great that my brothers are looking out for me, but this is something I have to do for myself. They cannot know what I am about to do, that’s why I will talk to you AFTER…Wish me luck…I feel like I am taking revenge for all the victims out there, so that they can go on with their lives!! That is my biggest hope…Catholine

http://sykosa.wordpress.com/2012/07/25/note-passing-event-note-6-sykosa-tags-catholine-from-immortal-link/

There is a $50 give-away on Sykosa’s page: www.sykosa.wordpress.com Good luck!

Paranormal Revenge – The making of Immortal Link

One evening in March 2010, I sat down to write what became Chapter 3 of “Immortal Link.” It was like an urge to get the true story of a young girl who was raped in her bedroom by one of her brothers’ friends out in the open. I only knew that it happened and┬áthat the siblings never told anyone about it. Years later, the mother found out from a counselor, who said that the act of keeping such a traumatic event secret and to take care of their younger sister was superhuman.

Once the chapter was written I started thinking about a setting. The next evening I watched a documentary about the town of Jim Thorpe, PA and its Old Jail museum. When I heard about the famous handprint in cell# 17, I took notes. Further research got me hooked on the location and its incredible history. I had my setting. Since it was only a two-hour drive away, I went to visit to see it for myself. That’s when something crazy happened: The setting took over and completely changed the direction of my novel. Trusting the spirits of the Old Jail, I followed their leads which I discovered through research and oral stories. All I had to do was to write it down. When the first draft was finished, I knew I had a story so rich and incredible that I couldn’t have done it alone.

I am sure you will be as surprised as I was while reading “Immortal Link.” Let me know what you think.

You can reach me at utaburke@gmail.com.

For an excellent site about Jim Thorpe, the greatest athlete who ever lived: http://www.galenfrysinger.com/oklahoma_jim_thorpe.htm