Introducing Unremembered Monday!
In honor of the upcoming launch of the first book in my new trilogy, UNREMEMBERED, I’ve decided to start a new blog meme called “Unremembered Monday.”
Every Monday I’ll be featuring an awesome guest author who will be answering the question:
Which memory would you most like to be Unremembered?
In the book, the main character, Seraphina, wakes up among the wreckage of a devastating plane crash of which she is the only survivor. She has no memories of who she is or her life before the crash but she soon discovers that her memory loss is not simply amnesia. Someone has been erasing memories from her mind.
So I want to know…what memories would you want to be completely wiped clean from your mind?
Come back each Monday to find out how your favorite authors answered this question (and enter to win a copy of their latest book!) We’ve got some amazing authors and book giveaways lined up so don’t miss out!
*Bloggers: If you’d like to participate in Unremembered Monday, see more details below.
So, for the official kick off of “Unremembered Mondays,” I’m sharing with you My Top 5 Memories that I Would LOVE to be Unremembered.
5) Reading my first bad review. I couldn’t write for a week afterward. Which is exactly the reason I don’t read bad reviews anymore. But that first one has a way of burying itself in your mind and refusing to leave!
4) The entire 5 months of eighth grade in which I had this perm.
3) When I was about 8 years old and my sister was 5, we were both taking piano lessons. I remember she was practicing one day when I was trying to do my homework. She was playing the same series of five notes over and over (obviously trying to get it right) but she kept messing up and starting over. I got so frustrated hearing the same thing over and over, I finally lost my cool and shouted, “Stop! You clearly suck!” Oh, gosh, to this day I feel SO horrible about saying that. The look on her disheartened face is ingrained in my memory and it claws at me every time I think about it. I REALLY wish I could erase that. (Not only the memory, but the act itself.)
2) The two hours I spent watching this movie. (Although to be fair, I suppose if I were to unremember it, I might risk accidentally watching it again.)
And finally, the number 1 memory that I wouldn’t miss if it were mysteriously erased…
1) Okay, I cringe rehashing this but I’m going to suck it up and tell you.
I was fifteen years old and I was dating an “older man.” He was a senior. He could drive, which made him infinitely more cool. One night we drove out to this deserted parking lot (Oh, you SO know where this is going, don’t you?). So there we were making out in the front seat of his car (I told you know knew where this was going) and then suddenly, the next thing I know, blinding lights are flashing into the window. Oh yeah, it was the police alright. They opened the doors and told both of us to get out of the car. The officer on my side escorted me a few feet away (presumably so he could question me without my boyfriend hearing) and flashed his blinding flash light in my eyes. He said, “Are you here on your own will?” It took me a few moments to understand exactly what he was asking, but then I finally got it and said, “Yes.” Then he asked me my name and where I lived and I thought it was all over. I was definitely getting arrested. I could just hear the large metal door screeching shut, locking me in.
In the end, they pretty much just told us to get back in the car and drive home which was a relief but that was probably the most mortified and humiliated I’ve ever been. Of course, those officers probably bust a hundred teenagers a night doing the same thing (after all, there wasn’t much else to do in the small Colorado town where I grew up) but I’ll never forget the look of judgment in his eyes when he shined that flashlight on me. If I could erase that look, I would in a heartbeat.
So…what about you? What memories would you like to be unremembered?
Stay tuned for next Monday’s post which will include a book giveaway from one of my favorite authors!
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