I thought being weird and non-existent (at least to other kids in my school) would always keep me out of trouble…for the most part. I avoided most standard teen activities like the plague; the mall, movie theaters on a Friday night, parties that I was never really invited to anyway, etc. Simple. Now, however, I look back and wonder why I couldn’t have tried a little harder to go along with everyone else. Why was I always so damn stubborn? If I had just done what was expected of me, maybe I wouldn’t be standing where I am right now, which is at the top of a cliff overlooking the greater part of Los Angeles. And it’s not to take in the scenery. I’m about to be slaughtered and thrown over the edge of this thing.
My name is Audrey Wickersham. I live in Sherman Oaks, California, and I was born and raised here. I guess you would call me a Valley Girl. I am fifteen years old (almost sixteen) and I love every second I get when I’m not in school. Don’t get me wrong, learning is great and all and I understand the importance of education, blah, blah, blah. But I hate the place. The other students you have to put up with (the guys in skinny jeans…ugh), the stuffy halls and horrible cafeteria food…so many things to hate. I truly love wandering up and down Ventura Boulevard, browsing the thrift stores and finding some funky treasure; going into the coffee shops (that aren’t Starbucks) and people watching. You don’t see things in school like you do when you’re out wandering Ventura; lots of crazy characters. My favorite place to hang out and browse around though is a place called The Magick Eye. It’s a bookstore/metaphysical shop/crazy ass weird place with so much cool stuff to look at and keep you entertained.
When you walk in you are greeted by the comforting fragrance of incense. And it’s not some nasty incense. It’s always something soothing and mild. They know how to choose it here. And the shop is dimly lit and jammed with tons of stuff. But it’s well organized at the same time. Every place your eye falls, it’s entertained.
There is always a mixture of cute guys and funky chicks working the counter too, so that’s a plus. And they’re nice and haven’t ever kicked me out…yet. They just let me browse. I come in a few times a week, wave, and then peruse the store as usual. I have been building my way up to purchasing some sort of spell.
Okay, let me set things straight. I’m neither a Wiccan…nor am I trying to be a Witch. (And yes, there is a difference.) I have just always had an interest in the occult. I love horror movies, and I totally admire anything Rob Zombie does, you know? I’ve seen all of the movies you can about witchcraft (the good, the bad and the total trash, which I love). Same with any other type about vampires, zombies, werewolves, etc. I am a worshipper at the altar of all things supernatural. I will also read any books I can get my hands on having to do with the same topics; as well as a few other genres thrown in here and there.