Dear Journal

25 Sep

My name is Charlize Daniels, I go by Charlie.  I see Mercy has made her case.  (Like having four hot guys who want you is such a problem)  But it’s my turn now.  Being in the limelight wasn’t really my thing, but it seems like it’s the only way my story will be told. 

My family has had a rough go it.  With the death of my rock, my father, I wasn’t sure how to survive this world without him.  He was my everything.  At sixteen, with a brush of death of my own, it’s time I learn how to live again. 

With the lost time I spent curled within myself, I may have lost one of the best things other than my father.  Alex.  I remember when….

Turning from what just happened, I walked towards the cars to find my dad’s and leaned against it. I wasn’t ready for things to be different. Summer was ending and I could feel change thick in the air. Things were going to be different no matter what I wanted.

“Are you ok?” Alex asked, catching up to me. I looked up at him with a steely glance. “Okay, you’re fine. But what happened?” he continued.

“Nothing I couldn’t take care of,” I said dismissively, holding my hand to block the shine from the setting sun.  I’d handled that part.

“I’m sorry,” he said quietly. And I knew he wasn’t referring to what just transpired.

Turning my face away from his, I stared into nothing but my own thoughts.

“Look Charlie, you’re my best friend and I don’t want to lose you. I can’t help how I feel.”  I didn’t have to explain myself to him.  He knew me through and through. There wasn’t anything I could hide from him.

The heat of anger I felt flashed through my eyes back to his. I didn’t like that he read me so well.

“Charlie, I mean you’re beautiful and it’s hard not to notice.”

Fire disbursed from my eyes and burned holes in the ground, the direction I now stared because I was in uncharted territory.  Still I said nothing. I had no idea how to reply.

Alex on the other hand seemed to need to say a few things. “I promise to only think of you as a sister from now on if you forgive me. It’s just in that moment like right now I feel something. Don’t you?”

So he was apologizing for the almost kiss. Had I wanted him to kiss me? I hadn’t turned away.

Footsteps had us both turning to see my dad come towards us. I was grateful for the interruption.

Dad spoke first. “Alex, you should go pick up your brother’s pride. We’ll see you later.” He said without a hint of humor. Turning his attention to me, he said, “Charlie, it’s time to go.”…..

And that was the best of my problems.  I wasn’t sure, but I think someone is trying to kill me.  I just needed to Remember, survive and find some happiness I’d lost.

(excerpt from Remember, a young adult parnaormal romance novel by Shannon Dermott copyright 2012)

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Posted by on September 25, 2012 in Dear Journal


21 responses to “Dear Journal

  1. jendsmit

    September 25, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Yay! Remember sounds REALLY good!

  2. Michele Hammel

    September 25, 2012 at 10:48 am

    When will this be released?

    • jendsmit

      September 25, 2012 at 11:29 am

      end of October I think

    • shannondermott

      September 25, 2012 at 11:30 am

      Tentatively scheduled December 18th. I should have a new release each month for the rest of the 2012 if all goes as planned. Details coming. 😉

      • jendsmit

        September 25, 2012 at 11:32 am

        TEASE 😉

        Shannon that is AWESOME!!

  3. shannondermott

    September 25, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Thanks, things are crazy though, in a good way!

    • jendsmit

      September 25, 2012 at 11:37 am

      Oh lord I can only imagine!! Have fun 🙂 Let me know if I can help you with anything! 😀

  4. shannondermott

    September 25, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I will. Thanks Jennifer! 🙂

  5. marissa

    September 25, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I cant wait to read this as well 🙂

  6. magluvsya03

    September 25, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    OH EM GEEEE!!!! Ok so I didn’t think you top my want for more Mercy and Co, BUT PLEASE gimmme gimme gimme this Charlie…. Soon!!! Girl you continuously amaze me with your books!! Congrats I’m so excited for you!! 🙂

  7. Tiffany @ A Purrfect Read

    September 26, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Wooohooo! 🙂 Sounds good! *Excited*

  8. shannondermott

    September 26, 2012 at 7:40 pm


  9. Alexandria

    September 29, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Oh my, I think I’m going to love this!!! It seems like it’s going to be even as good as Mercy’s story! AH 😀

  10. ewa

    September 30, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I was looking for this since I finish WFM. Blurb and teaser looks great. You know how much we love teasers 😀

  11. shannondermott

    September 30, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Yes, a bit delayed, but it’s on track for release this year. More teasers….I’ll see what I can do. Maybe Mercy teasers? 😉

  12. ewa

    October 1, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Well Mercy / Flynn teasers are highly appreciated … Charlie and Jessa as well 😉 .

    • shannondermott

      October 4, 2012 at 8:45 pm

      I haven’t put a teaser out for Jessa, have I? I’ll have to think about that one.


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