Another Excerpt from Stereotypical Fantasy Romance Novel

“This is an awful idea Kasper,” Raelyn whispered as she clung desperately to her boyfriend’s arm who led them through the cornfield.

“Don’t be chicken Ray, it’s just a party; it’ll be fun,” Kasper drawled as he smiled and dragged his girlfriend with him.

“No it won’t! I get a really bad vibe from this place Kas!” She whined.

Kasper stopped grinning and with a sigh turned to face Raelyn. “Ray-“

“I don’t know why you let Richie n’ Danny push ya around,” she frowned interuppting him. “Ya’re not like them anymore; ya don’t need to keep hangin ‘round them n’ lettin them use ya like a door mat Kas! They’re not worth trespassin’ on some crazy man’s farm just to drink beer with a bunch of stupid losers!”

Kasper threw his head back and groaned into the air, “Can we please not do this now?!”

“Fine! But I’m not goin any deeper into this stupid cornfield,” Raelyn grunted as she crossed her arms.

“So what; ya gonna go back?”

“No, I’m not movin from this spot,” she huffed at him.

“Fine, I guess I’ll see ya when the party is over then,” he said turning towards the cornfield.

“Ya’re really gonna just to leave me here? What if someone comes n’ gets me or somethin?”

“This ain’t a horror flick Ray. Michael Myers ain’t gonna to come out from behind a corn stalk n’ chop ya to bits.”

“That ain’t the point Kas!” Raelyn cried. “Ya know how I am ‘bout my vibes! Ya know what some of ‘em mean! Someone is gonna get hurt Kas n’ I really don’t want it to be us.”

Kasper frowned and walked over to Raelyn; grabbing her by the shoulders he bent down and looked her in the eyes, “As long as ya’re with me Ray nothin bad will ever happen to you…or me; I promise.”

Raelyn stared at him for a few moments before she looked down at her feet and nodded, “Okay, I’ll go to ya stupid party but only fo an hour then I want ya to take me home.”

Kasper smiled and pulled her into his arms, “Ya won’t regret it Ray.”

She rolled her eyes before Kasper leaned down and kissed her; a spark shot through her body all the way down to her toes as she kissed him back hard and wrapped her arms around his neck. The glow from their skin shone bright from behind her eyelids and caused her to squint but not pull away from his embrace.

“What the hell is this?!” A voice boomed.

The two broke apart and looked up to see a man in a plaid shirt, jeans, and boots standing a few feet away from them holding a shotgun with the barrel pointed straight at them. The two teenagers raised their hands and took a step back; Raelyn shook as she did a feeling of dread washed over her like a tidal wave.

“Whoa sir we don’t want no trouble,” Kasper said taking a tentative step forward.

The man focused the barrel of the gun on him which stopped Kasper in his tracks. “Stop right there alien!”

Kasper frowned, “Alien? Sir I ain’t no alien.”

“Don’t lie to me boy!” The man growled and raised the barrel higher, aiming it at Kasper’s head. “I saw ya’ll two glowin when ya were kissin n’ such. That ain’t nothin natural, so ya’ll must be aliens.”

“We ain’t aliens sir, we’re just two kids cuttin’ through the land to get to a party,” Kasper insisted.

“Bullshit,” the man spat.

“Sir it ain’t bullshit.”

“It is if I smell it. Ya’re some aliens n’ I’m’a turn ya’ll into the feds n’ get me a reward,” the man smirked.

“There ain’t gonna be no reward sir ‘cause we ain’t aliens. The truth is sir, me n’ my girl got super powers.”

“Yeah right n’ the skin on my ass is blue.”

“Sir it’s true, I can prove it.”

“Can ya now?” The man asked with a raised eyebrow.

“Yes I can, watch.” Kasper motioned to throw his hand out in front of him when Raelyn began to scream at the top of her lungs.

The man jumped and angrily pointed his gun at Raelyn. “Stop that hollerin girl fo I use ya brains as fertiliza fo my corn!”

She continued not consciously in control of her body; Kasper tried to approach her but the man ordered him still. Kasper stared at Raelyn with worried eyes aware of the problem but unable to help..

The man stalked towards her fuming, “I said hush ya mouth girl! I will shoot ya!”

“Raelyn please baby snap out of it!” Kasper exclaimed from where he stood..

She continued to scream.

“Ya have til I count ta three!” The man growled at her. “One!”

“Ray!” Kasper cried as she continued to scream. “Sir, please she can’t control herself!”

The man ignored Kasper. “Two!”

“Please stop!”

“Three!” The man exclaimed as he raised the barrel to her head.

“No!” Kasper cried out as he dived on the man from behind.

A shot rang out into the air. Raelyn stopped screaming and blinked back into consciousness. An overwhelming pain erupted in her breast and her hands clutched to the source of agony. She looked down at her chest and watched as the blood stain slowly crept across the fabric of her shirt through her fingers. She let out a mangled cry before she fell to the ground.

About the Author

Sierra Beeler is a junior English major at UNC Charlotte. An aspiring screenwriter, she hopes to one day entertain the masses with a book series turned television show she hopes will “put J.K Rowling to shame.” When not working on one of her many uncompleted projects, Sierra enjoys watching Hulu and crying over fictional characters.