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A Curse of Mayhem
by Sunayna Prasad
GENRE: Middle grade fantasy
It’s been six months since thirteen-year-old Alyssa McCarthy left magic behind for good. Or so she thought…
Then the enchanted objects that protected her disappear. Now a skeleton named Errol has cursed her with magical powers that keep getting her in trouble. Suddenly strange things are happening with disastrous effects, and if Alyssa can’t remove the magic, she will lose everything she holds dear.
In order to get rid of her unwanted wizardry, Alyssa will have to boost her bravery and confidence and determine who Errol really is. But every time Alyssa uses an enchantment, Errol is one step closer to getting his flesh back and becoming alive, and he will do anything to achieve his goals…even if it means destroying Alyssa’s happiness.
Originally published in 2016 as “Wizardry Goes Wild” and “The Unruly Curse” in 2019, “A Curse of Mayhem” is book two in the exciting and suspenseful “Magical Missions” series.
Lilac-colored smoke poured in through the slight opening under Alyssa’s bedroom window. Alyssa leaped back. She swore the window had been closed when she’d come in here a few minutes ago.
The gas clouded into her room, blocking her sight. It washed onto her, causing her to squint and lean back. She coughed, rubbed her eyes, and opened them. The smoke faded. Someone must’ve pulled a prank, and not just any kind—one that involved…wizardry.
Alyssa’s breathing sped up. She shut the window and gazed at the huge yard and long driveway. No one was outside—not even Alex, her godfather and legal guardian.
Perhaps the trespasser had escaped or had hidden somewhere—maybe behind the tree on the lawn or somewhere else on the property.
Alyssa hurried out, brushing ash from her muted purple shirt. She entered the ground floor and opened the front door. “Hello?!”
There was no answer.
“Whoever set that smoke off, it wasn’t funny!”
The silence continued.
Despite the freezing air this autumn evening, Alyssa stepped onto the front porch. A piece of paper appeared out of nowhere, making her jump. She picked it up, anyway.
Welcome back to magic.
Her chest tightened. She hadn’t encountered a single instance of wizardry in six months! Plus, she had two objects that were supposed to protect her from such encounters.
She dashed back up to her room and opened the closet door. Tape hung from a shoebox, and the items that she had left in there…were missing.
Quotes That Motivate The Author
Everyone needs motivation to do what he or she enjoys. For me, certain content motivates me to write. Quotes from different sources also encourage me to achieve my goals.
Here are some examples:
“The quicker you’re into it, the quicker you’re out.” – Emily Blunt in “Mary Poppins Returns” (2018)
How much smarter could this quote be? I couldn’t agree with it more. The faster you start something,
the sooner you will complete it.
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
I am a firm believer in following whatever dream I wish. Of course, not everything is possible. But
very often, I will do whatever it takes to pursue goals. If someone tells me to give up promoting my work, especially if it’s receiving great reviews, but not many sales, I will keep finding better ways to market the work. I won’t give up.
“Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.” – Luna Lovegood in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”
These are great words of wisdom, for life in general. For writers, their computers could crash and their manuscripts could be gone if they didn’t email them or back them up. But when you rewrite your story, it can come out better than before.
A lot more content will motivate or encourage me to write or create, as well. If you ever experience writer’s block, find motivation methods. But be aware that what works for others might not necessarily work for you.
Your ideas are likely unique, after all.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Sunayna Prasad enjoys writing fantasy books for children, as well as cooking, creating artwork, watching online videos, and blogging. She has also written The Frights of Fiji, formerly titled as From Frights to Flaws. She is passionate about modern life, fantasy, and world-building. Aside from her website, she also has a blog about different creative and entertaining topics, including fiction and writing, called “Sunayna Prasad’s Blog”.
Sunayna has graduated from college in May 2017. She lives in Long Island, NY.
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