Too long between posts makes Winston a sad class clown, so I thought I might give you all something to read.
Called “When Lila Met Stacey” this BSC-SVH crossover is a snarky, and at-times gruesome alternative to Sweet Valley Confidential. It combines intricacies of these two YA series [the best books ever, in my humble opinion] and I’ve been posting it in installments on my site.
If you’re a fan of Elizabeth Wakefield and Karen Brewer, beware. But if you're like me and adore Bruce Patman and Margo Black and have a soft spot for Jessica sociopath Wakefield, your day has arrived. There are a central bunch of characters, but I like to bring in D-listers for a cameo every once in a while – cue Tom McKay and Ken Matthews. Also Steven is dating the BSC’s young sitting charges, who are now in their teens, which is really no surprise given that he went through his sister’s high-school year during college.
I also wish no disrespect to Fran-Pasc or Ann M Martin, and am indebted to their creation of lovely clichés like “glittering knife” and “an electric shock ran through her size-six body”, because without them the series wouldn’t work.
Below are chapters 1 and 2, which are by no means my favourite [i.e. Bruce hasn’t arrived and Margo hasn’t turned evil yet], but the others don’t make much sense without the scene-setter.
If it’s not cool to post here, my sincere class clown apologies, and feel free to remove. But if you like what you read, chapters 1-5 are up already, and the next four chapters are set for release this month.
( Yes! I've mastered the lj cut!Collapse )