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an Angel. A 16-year-old immortal. You don’t know me. You’ve never seen me. Unless
you’re a dead teenager and you’ve been good and live in Southern California
(narrows it down, huh?). If that’s the case, we’ve probably met. See, I take
the souls of good kids to Heaven, but I’m not allowed to interact with the
living…which makes high school, being on the soccer team and writing for the
school newspaper a little difficult. As an angel, I play by the rules.
“arch-frenemy” Iszn, the demon who takes the bad kids to Hell, breaks
all the rules…which is why he’s one of the most popular kids in school. Iszn’s
hobbies are football, human girls, football, torturing me, football and evil….did
I mention football?
as an Angel I try not to have any direct contact with humans…well, that is
until I met this girl. Actually, until she met me…it’s kind of complicated. That’s
one of the reasons I write my blog…to let you guys in on a world you probably
didn’t even know existed…until it’s too late, anyway.
this world does exist, and it’s about to get complicated. There are some deaths
we can’t explain and only Iszn and I seem to want to get to the bottom of them.
It’s going to cost us…a lot, but we can’t let it go.
ya, enjoy the blog…comment if you want. I read all the comments and try to
respond. And don’t let Iszn freak you out…to my knowledge, he’s never
actually eaten anyone’s face.
let’s clear up a few things.
ways, Iszn and I aren’t the same. I mean we come from seriously different
places and we have completely different jobs and ideas on what we’re supposed
to be doing.
kisses humans. I don’t. There’s a reason I don’t, though. The breath of an
Angel has an effect on people.
know how in vampire movies sometimes a vampire will bite someone and they’ll be
all “ooohhh…ahhh…” and they’ll get all squishy and stuff, instead of like
screaming and slapping the guy and yelling “What are you doing? That hurts!”
that’s what an Angel’s breath does to humans. It gives them the ‘swoon.’ That’s
what we call it when a human gets squishy with Angel breath.
Iszn, on the other hand…when he breathes on a human, they get the ‘charm.’ It’s
darker and more serious than the swoon. When a human gets charmed, they’ll
basically do anything the demon tells them to. They’re kind of owned. At least
until it wears off.
a swoon isn’t as bad as a charm. But I still think it’s wrong. It’s just not
right to make someone feel something…anything…that they don’t, simply because
doesn’t agree. Iszn is a big fan of “I can do it, so there’s no reason I
another thing, too. Iszn is the most popular guy in school. He’s captain of the
football team. He’s smart. He’s funny. He’s good looking, like only an Immortal
can be. SOOOO, he has many many groupies…both guys and girls. They follow him
around because he is impressive as…well…as Hell. There’s no other way to put
suspect that he charms some of them, but I can’t prove it, and he won’t admit
it to me. And quite honestly, I don’t even want to know.
there it is.
not rushing into kissing Ashley. I could never be sure she was kissing me
because she likes me. I’d never swoon her. I think she does like me, though.
And I know I like her.
couldn’t see me…if none of this was happening, then I’d eventually move on. As
an Angel I’m master of my feelings, so I’d enjoy the falling in love, suffer
over the fact that it could never be, and then let it go. I’ve done it before…I
could do it again.
whatever reason, I don’t have to. She does see me, and for the first time since
the dawn of time, someone that I like, likes me back.
know how weird that is for me? 100% weird.
can understand why I don’t want to screw this up. You can understand how big a
deal this is for me. You can understand why I lay in bed at night and wonder
why all this is going on. And I think you can understand why I’m not taking
about anything Western. Upon graduation from college in Michigan he was
unwilling to get a real job, and so went to law school at the University of
Arizona, where he studied listlessly, overcome by the desert heat, and obtained
a law degree in the usual amount of time. After recovering from the stifling
law school style of writing, he returned to his true passion, fiction…both
writing and living it. Coerced by his son Finn, he turned away from adult
science fiction and began writing children’s books. Now, if he could just get
his son to actually read one.