A Memoir by Lisa Vaughn

Lisa was conservatively raised in a Catholic family in no-where middle America, where excitement is scarce and dreams are for sleeping. Little did she know, at age thirteen, she would suddenly find herself on a totally different path.

Through an unlikely chance meeting of a fellow classmate, she's surprisingly mesmerized, almost consumed, to befriend a girl who is obviously from the other side of the tracks...the cool side. Lisa does whatever she has to just to be accepted into this small club of coolness. Little did she realize, she was signing up for a lot more than social status. The two best friends find themselves innocently taking their relationship to a foreign level neither had experienced or saw coming.

A rollercoaster ride littered with choices and challenges Lisa never fathomed facing, especially in no-where middle America. She will find out what she is made of as she faces the consequences and struggles that come along with going against the grain.

Throughout their six year relationship, you will witness a touching story of human nature at its best...and at its worst. Showing just how far the human spirit can be challenged and pushed to a point where your “fight or flight” instincts naturally kick in. Struggling just to survive in a world where you are not like everyone else, but at the same time you really are. The daily struggles - both internal and external - are exhausting, yet necessary in their quest for one simple human need....love.

Finally breaking through all constraints that hold them back, reaching levels of one-ness that few actually obtain in a lifetime with their partner...only to find once they've reached that special place, it's not quite the right fit...for one of them, at least.

This contemporary story, told in the voice of the teen that lived it, will lead the reader through highs and lows, giving insight to the everyday challenges of the socially unaccepted, which will no doubt leave them rooting for the underdog. A true story of human resilience and the power of love...plain and simple.

*Please be advised, this memoir is real, honest, and raw. If you're looking for your typical 'sterilized' read, I'm not your girl - but if you're looking for a read that is written from the heart, certain to impact you on a human level, follow me! Have I got a story for you!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

SixSentenceSunday..Lispers May Fear It,But The Rest LOVE It! Get Your 6!

6 (1/4) Lines From Chapter 9: Gaining Ground,Losing Ground

Lying in bed, waiting patiently, my nervous system firing continuously, as I silently listened for evidence of slumber from everyone upstairs. When I finally felt it was safe, I'd quietly make up my bed to look like a body was sleeping in it. No detail was overlooked. We simply could not risk getting caught again, only to relive the hell we had cleverly just escaped. I'd carefully exit out my bedroom window, remembering to unlock the garage doors for re-entry - both the outside and inside doors leading into the family room, the one nearest my bedroom.


  1. Nice. I don't know what exactly is happening but I want to know more.

  2. Sneaky. I'm intrigued.

    Hope you don't mind me saying that some of the sentences could benefit from some tightening up?

    "I'd carefully exit out my bedroom window, remembering to unlock the garage doors for re-entry - both the outside and inside doors leading into the family room, the one nearest my bedroom."

    This is a long sentence, and can possibly be made more effective if broken down, plus I don't think the details about the outside and inside doors are necessary. Everyone knows the layout of a garage, don't they? Also "exit" means "to get out", so the "out" following it is obsolete.

    Suggested change: "I'd exit through my bedroom window, but not before unlocking the garage doors to facilitate my re-entry."

    Also, sentence 1 has 3 adverbs. In fact, I count 8 adverbs in total in this snippet. They can almost always be replaced by a stronger verb.

    Sorry if I kept on. Hope I don't seem overly critical. Feel free to ignore my suggestions! :)

  3. Intriguing. I want to know what they're escaping from!


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