Wait, what? I'd never dealt with anything like that before. I had to stop and research it. Best of all, how was Tammy going to deal with it? Would she stand by her man or would she see it for what it was, a scorned woman doing everything in her power to destroy a good teacher?
This could have gone very differently, but I chose to show how common sense and loyalty can bring people together in a crisis, not tear them apart.
I used a life lesson in Appetite For Desire, ripped from my own experience as a server at a country club. One of my favorite kids was a shy, introverted young lady, and not popular with her peers. However, a mild show of favoritism managed to turn the other girls' attitudes into a more favorable opinion, plus gave her a confidence boost. I often wonder if that act made any difference in her life as she entered her junior high years.
In my sci-fi series, I tackled the issue of homelessness, rebellious siblings, and mistaken identity.
If you really want some Life Lessons, my alter ego deals with everything from alcoholism to eating disorders to emotional abuse, as well as relationship dynamics such as age difference, long-distance relationships, and even IR. You can find everything on her page of our collective website here.
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