Mama's Advice - Do Parents Really Understand?
In Mama's Advice, Lorelei depends on her mama for advice, but Mama hasn't been physically with Lorelei for a year. Unlike her friends, Lorelei must visit her mama's grave to get this advice, and it turns into the best decision she's ever made.
Most teens go home to hear what their mom has to say, and those same teens usually roll their eyes and believe they know better.
What can a parent know about modern relationships?
Or perhaps girlfriends giving you trouble?
How can your mama begin to understand social media?
And, oh, Mama can't have any notion what it's like to love the coolest guy in school.
Really. I mean really? How different are high school relationships now from when your parents were young…in the stone age?
They're actually not much different now from then. The teenage relationship ritual only has one major difference – the drama associated with these relationships can play out on social media.
Breakups announced by going from "in a relationship" to "single" in a heartbeat. Most times, the other person discovers this change when an announcement runs across their newsfeed, which leads to questions and a confrontation that involves friends on both sides of the issue.
Is this so different from the days when girls giggled in groups or guys hung out talking about their dates? Not really, it's just happening on a much larger scale.
What if one of those friends does you dirty on social media? Of course your mama can't know how that feels.
As for loving the coolest guy in school, do you really want to say your mama can't know how that feels?
What will you do when that guy does you dirty, hurts you in ways you could never imagine?
Lorelei knows her mama is there for her, through the happiness and deep sadness, and especially when her boyfriend turns out to be the worst thing in her life.
Lorelei loses what's left of her family close to graduation, but she still has Mama to lean on, or rather she has Mama's ghost. At first, Lorelei ignores the opinion about her boyfriend, Chase, but then she figures out he is acting strangely and has a new tattoo covering a scar he never had before.
Chase, however, isn't one to give up on a girl. He dumps them not the other way around, until Mama's ghost gives Lorelei the strength shut him out of her life.
"Never let a boy take advantage of you, baby girl. That's one of the most important things I wanted to tell you afore this disease took me, but I never had a chance."
KC Sprayberry started writing young, first as a diarist, and later through an interest in English and creative writing. Her first experience with publication came when she placed third in The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge contest while in the Air Force, but her dedication to writing came after she had her youngest child, now in his senior year of high school.
Her family lives in Northwest Georgia where she spends her days creating stories about life in the south, and far beyond. More than a dozen of her short stories have appeared in several magazines. Six anthologies feature other short stories. She has three books that are Amazon best sellers: Softly Say Goodbye, Who Am I?, and Mama's Advice. Her other novels available are: Take Chances, Where U @, The Wrong One, The Ghost Catcher, Family Curse … Times Two, Who Am I?, Grace, Secret From The Flames, and Pony Dreams. Releases coming soon are Evil Eyes and Starlight.