TITLE: Camp Wylde
GENRE: YA Urban Fantasy
It was all an accident, really, like most of the major events in my life. But it’s something I’ll never get used to: the way every force of the universe seems to conspire against me until I’m doing something entirely against my will that somehow manages to be the right thing in the end. And usually, it makes me feel like a tiny speck of dust being blown around on the whims of the winds of time, like the totality of life is rolling out before me, and I’m just along for the ride.
But this time, I made a choice. I made a choice, and it changed my life forever.
And it all started as an accident.
I was supposed to spend my last real summer working a part-time job, watching reality show reruns, and sitting around trying desperately to think of ways to keep from being bored out of my mind. But the job part was important to the keep-from-being-bored part, so I wandered down to the school office during my second to last week as a junior and turned in my general summer employment application to Vice Principal Dailey.
“Cutting it close, Miss Donovan,” he said, glancing over the top of his glasses to look me in the eye.
Vice Principal Dailey wore bifocals, complete with a black lanyard that I guess was supposed to make sure the glasses stayed around his neck, but in three complete school years at Juniper High, I had yet to see the man without them on his face.