I had just released chapter five, and my website was blowing up.
Not in a bad way full of hate and criticism, but in a way that everyone at Eastland Middle School was talking about Cassie.
-During gym class, I heard Kelly Mullins (The Eastland Middle School 8th grade queen bee) tell her BFF Clara Green that Cassie is "Like SO relatable and stuff" before hitting me in the head with her basketball. "It wasn't my fault!" She said after. "Your head got in the way!"
-Gary Park, the biggest nerd-head ever said that Cassie made him feel less like an imperceptible being and more like a favored acumen. I don't know what 84% of that sentence meant, but I think it's a good thing.
-Stacey Hill said that Cassie made her look at the world a whole different way like every person has a role in making every day worth living. Right after saying this she ran over and hugged Mack Bibbins, the biggest bully in our school. She spent the rest of her day in the nurse's office reading Cassie's Adventures.
If my school was talking about this, imagine how the rest of the country is. My website was getting millions of views, and all I have to do is write a chapter, sit back and suck in the fame.
Except I can't because thereallife.com is anonymous.
And will be for all eternity!
Spring and Jacqueline are co-authors for every 3rd chapter. Their code names are "The Honest" (that's Spring) and "The Legit" (obviously Jacqueline). I came up with all the ideas, of course. They claimed their ideas were "Unworthy to serve millions of readers."
"I can't believe Mr. Sharp!" Katie growled glaring back into the classroom at the short, chubby bald teacher. "How can anyone be that fowl!"
"I'm sure Mr. Sharp has his reasons." Cassie assured her best friend. "Maybe he's lonely and single."
"Oh, I'm positive that shark is single. Who'd want to be with him?" Katie fumed staring down at her paper that had a big red F on it.
"Katie!" Cassie said.
"Easy for you to say!" Katie frowned. "You got yet another B-plus!" Cassie blushed at the sight of her grade, she didn't like people talking about her grades. Most of them were bad, but math was her strength.
"What if he's going through a tough time?" Cassie suggested. "Maybe a family member died?"
"Or maybe it's just because your dumb and can't tell the difference between your right or left hand." Victoria Snyder said strolling up from behind her.
"Yeah, we do get confused sometimes. Right now I can't tell what is your butt or your face." Cassie shot back.
"Not bad, softie." Jacqueline said complimenting Spring's insult.
"I've been practicin'" Spring said dusting off her shoulders.
"What do you think should happen next?" I asked. Jacqueline and Spring shrugged.
"Ooh, you got a new email!" Spring said clicking a button on my laptop.
"Who from?" Jacqueline asked leaning back on her pillow sipping on a frappuccino.
"The Dream Scheme!" Spring said happily.
"The MAGAZINE?" I asked and rushed to her side.
"Dear 'Realist'," Spring read aloud. "We have read your story about Cassie and were wondering if we could PUBLISH A CHAPTER AND WRITE A REVIEW ABOUT IT!" We all squealed for about five minutes, but then Jacqueline looked at me, then Spring also did, and Jacqueline said,
"What are you going to reply?"