Saturday, July 20, 2013

Story Sneak Peek: Mackenzie

Mackenzie Glenworth's world is tipped over when somebody comes to her house in the middle of the night and tries to kidnap her.

And fails.

On the run, she meets a boy named Ben who tells her that she is wanted by the Caines--people who kidnap kids and enroll them in their assassin school. Mackenzie doesn't want to believe him. But when something happens that nearly makes her want to give up life all together, she realizes that it's true.

The Caines are real. And they're deadly.

Racing against the clock, Mackenzie must choose between saving her best friend, and saving others from the Caines.


Just... whoa.

This idea has been one of my favorites in a really long time.

I wanted a really cool name for my main character and her best friend, and I decided to use the names of two real life best friends (well, at least they seem to be) whose blogs I really love.

Mackenzie and Rose? Step forward please.

You guys are so amazing, and I love your blogs... and your names. Which is why I chose them to be the names of my main character and her friend. I'm not saying this is what you're like in real life, but in the story Mackenzie is the more crazier glittery one and Rose is the quieter, "you're such a goober" best friend. :)

I thought it was rather funny that Mackenzie is the one that the Caines want to recruit... one of my favorite lines of the book (so far) comes from Rose and goes something along the lines of, "Mackenzie loves glitter and photography and sarcasm! Not killing people!" (OK, it sounded a little bit funnier when I was writing it... I also think I phrased it differently in the story...)

I just love Mackenzie in the book. (and in real life. But I mean as a character, too...) She has such a great mind that goes so great along with my own. Just the way she thinks is priceless.

Oh yeah. And we both agree on a big argument.

I'm not a big Hunger Games fan, OK? But there's this argument that we had in our house after we first watched it about who was better--Gale or Peeta. (my parents went with Peeta. Us kids went with Gale. Which is kind of funny...) I personally don't like Peeta because he's so... so... so... wimpy. And... come on... it's kind of creepy about the whole "I-threw-bread-out-to-you-that-day-and-I-noticed-you-always-wore-braids" kind of a thing. (at least, for me...) But Gale? Come on, he's the cool man who actually seems like he could handle himself.

In the book, Mackenzie thinks Gale's cool. (oh yeah... lol) And Rose likes Peeta. (sorry, Mackenzie. I think on your blog you said you were a Hutchette? Yeah, so so sorry.... anyway.....) OK, well, they don't LIKE LIKE either, they just have arguments among each other. It's actually pretty funny. Anyway....... that was kind of awkward...... moving on....

I believe I got over 100 pages on it, but I'm still not done. Does this sound like a story you'd like to read? I sure hope so. :) I'll post it on here as soon as I'm done. ;)

Until later...


  1. Cool! I'm excited to read more!

  2. Oh I would love to read it! Ohhhh what a mysterious story line! I LOVE IT!

  3. Oh. My. Goodness. WOW. Just, WOW. I-I don't know what to say. I'm speechless. Oh so speechless. I'm going to need a second, to find the right words...

    Thank you. Thank you SO much. I'm honored [ and quite flattered ] that you chose me/my name. I don't know what else to say. I should say so much more, but this post has left me speechless. <-- I keep saying that, but it's true. I have no words to describe how flattered, honored, bubbly, smiley, and [strangely] happy I am. You have lifted my spirits with this small gesture. And all I can do, is thank you.

    You are amazing. [ which was a known fact before you posted this, but I just thought that I should tell you... ]

    Thanks again Storyteller. I wish there was something bigger I could say, other than just 'thank you', but like I've said multiple times already, you've left me speechless. *slowly looks up at comment* Or maybe you haven't. :}

    Have a blessed day!


    1. You're so welcome, Rose. That's so sweet. I'm so honored to know you. <3

  4. ... O-Oh. my. word.

    I don't know what to say. L-like Rose said, I am speechless as well... so speechless, I was waiting for Rose to comment before me because I just didn't know what to say. You should have seen my face when Rose told me to check out this post.

    Here is how it all went down:

    Rose was all like: "Mackenzie, look. at. this. NOW."

    and then I was like: *after reading your flawless post* "ASDFGHJKL." With a HUGE ( and I mean HUGE ) smile on my face. I was fangirling. Yes, fangirling! SO HARD. And then I went and grabbed my sister and told her to read what you wrote. So, I was going on and on about how awesome this is and how amazing you are.

    I am just so very honored that you picked us\our names to be in YOUR story. I cannot explain to you how bubbly and happy this made me... ask Rose for proof. Thank you so much Storyteller. There aren't enough "thanks" in the world to tell you how much this means to me. You are a wonderful writer--and I'm not just saying that because you're writing me in your story--I'm saying that because it's TRUE! And would you like to know a little secret? I look up to you as a writer. All the time I wish I could write like you do...

    Please, don't ever stop writing.



    I'm so happy I don't even know what to do. I cannot wait to read more of this story. :}

    have a beautiful day,


    p.s. it's okay Peeta baby, mama still loves you. <3 ;)

    p.s.s. ...I'm going to go dance around because I'm so happy.

    p.s.s.s. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

    1. You're welcome, Mackenzie. :) Thank you so so so much. I love your writing style, it's amazing! :) Oh yeah... sorry about Peeta... lol =P You're so amazing. <3

  5. Haha, I loved reading this post and Mackenzie's and Rose's reactions. :)


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