Spring Breaks

by Alicia Street

What’s real and what isn’t? Hard to know sometimes.

Especially when you’re a teen and being hit with a constant onslaught of new experiences. Like having an intense crush on the perfect guy, only to find out he’s a jerk. Or maybe realizing someone you took for granted is much more than they seem. Or that you are much more than you seem. Maybe discovering you’re really good at something you were afraid to try. Or learning secrets about your own history or that you have powers you never dreamed of. 

Okay, so we’re getting a little paranormal here. But I think grasping the paranormal is not such a stretch for people who are breaking away from the encapsuled world of their parents and braving uncharted territories, making choices that might determine a life path, and facing monumental firsts.

 

Today I wanted to highlight the YA short story anthology Eternal Spring that explores new beginnings. The stories run the gamut from contemporary to historical to mystery and paranormal. The story I contributed—”Sometime” —is a prequel to a novel that will be coming out this summer.  The e-book version of the anthology is free to download now. There is also a print version (not free). 

 

In the meantime, what about you? Can you remember one of your monumental firsts or a revelation that totally turned your head around? 

“Fun, fresh and imaginative, these thirteen tales will delight readers of all ages. A breath of fresh air for the YA world.” – Mari Mancusi, award-winning author of the Blood Coven Vampire series.

“Readers will fall in love with this diverse and exciting collection of stories by current and future YA fiction stars.” – Maureen McGowan, author of Deviants, Book One of The Dust Chronicles