by: Jacqueline Paige
Publication: Aug. 2013
Length: 74 pages
Genres : Paranormal / Fantasy Romance
Attempting to pick up the pieces of her life and heart, Emma flees to an isolated cottage on a lake. Not knowing what to do or where to start, she needs time to decide on her new life.
An invisibility curse has given Bryce forty years to reflect on past mistakes. The arrival of an intriguing woman brings him someone to watch, who just might be the first to see him in decades. Together they may find their chance to live again.
This ring was previously published in 2011 as one of the stories in the Curses book.
Interview with Bryce Lawson from This Ring
J: Thanks for being today, Bryce.
B: Thanks for having me.
J: So what’s it been like to go from the seventies to now? I know you missed a lot, but what are
the biggest differences you’ve noticed.
B: *huffs out a breath* Wow, that’s a huge question. Uh, I guess the first thing I noticed was the way people talk. I know, I know we had our own slang in the seventies, but it doesn’t compare at all to now.
J: What do you mean?
B: Just try walking down the street somewhere and stop and listen, I don’t understand a word anyone under twenty says — and even some older than that. Then there’s tweeting and texting, each seems to be a language all on its own. Em showed me some words that have been added to the dictionary, words like twerk, derp and selfie.
J: I see your point. I’ve followed the internet from the start, so I guess it’s no big deal to me. Although as a writer adding words to the dictionary does strike a soft spot for me.
B: I’m not a writer but it’s just unreal that they’re considering these words now.
J: And you don’t think someone from the twenties stepping into the seventies would have had a hard time understanding things?
B: *laughs* No, I think they probably would have fainted just from the first look, never mind actually hearing the way everyone talked then.
J: Very true. So, Bryce, what do you think of fashion now?
B: First, I’m disappointed I missed the eighties. From the pictures I’ve seen, that was probably fashion at its best. I mean it was quite the change from bell bottoms wide enough to hide a person. Although today it’s like you get to pick your own flavor or era and go with it or mix it up. It’s frightening and exciting at the same time. As long as bell bottoms don’t make a comeback, I guess fashion will do okay.
J: I couldn’t agree more. Thanks so much for talking with me today.
B: Hey, my pleasure.
Jacqueline Paige lives in Ontario in a small town that's part of the popular Georgian Triangle area. No one has heard of Stayner, so she usually tells people she lives "near Collingwood" and no, she doesn't ski at Blue Mountain or at all, in fact she's not even fond of snow.
She began her writing career in 2006 and since her first published works in 2009 she hasn't stopped. Jacqueline describes her writing as "all things paranormal", which she has proven is her niche with stories of witches, ghosts, physics and shifters now on the shelves.
When Jacqueline isn't working at her "reality job" or lost in her writing she spends time with her five children, most of whom are finally able to look after her instead of the other way around. Together they do random road trips, that usually end up with them lost, shopping trips where they push every button in the toy aisle, hiking when there's enough time to escape and bizarre things like creating new daring recipes in the kitchen. She's a grandmother to four (so far) and looks forward to corrupting many more in years to come.