Write a Review

A Once In A Lifetime

All Rights Reserved ©


Macy Cartwell has always wanted to meet her idols from her favorite TV show, but what actually happens to her as she goes on this journey? What is in store for her? What surprises does she unfold? And what is it with these dreams? Are they real?

Romance / Mystery
Misty Cantrell
3.0 1 review
Age Rating:

Chapter 1

“When two souls call to each other the universe hears the whisper and the conspires to bring them together. In the world of spirit, distance is not an issue and time is not a barrier. Two souls who have found each other and hold on to the hand of the divine will see heaven and earth move to make a way for their love.” - - Daniel Nelsen.

Macy Cartwill was very nervous. She couldn’t believe that her dream was coming true. She was actually going to step foot on the set of “Beings Unknown” and also meet the cast and crew.

Macy was picked out of the millions that had entered the video contest. The producer decided she couldn’t decide on a winner, but three was tied. Because of this, the producer resolved to have a contest between the three contestants. The contestants would make something constructive-creative dealing with the show. Each contestant would stay a separate week than the other to complete their work.

It would give them each time with the cast and crew to be with them. ‘Which was fair,’ Macy thought as she replayed back to how she came to now.

Just a few hours ago, she had kissed her husband, Jason and hugged him and their children; Isaiah and Alaina. She would miss her family, but this is something she well deserved. Macy did have a group picture of them on her cell phone. Anytime she started to miss them she would bring that picture to view.

Once the airplane landed in Canada, the scenery had not changed much from what she was used to. Macy noticed this as she looked around. As she stepped off the plane, she noted that it was a lot cooler here then home, but she would get used to it. It was a good thing she packed just right for the weather here. Macy’s excitement rose after being terrified for so long. After she dealt with airport security, catching a cab and telling the cab driver directions; she went back into deep thought.

Macy had questions to ask the cast, but brushed it off for these were silly fan-girl questions. Now wasn’t the time to day dream. ‘Okay, so if it’s another video contest. Maybe I can do an interview-?’ Macy thought, but sighed. Since that was done to death. So-no she couldn’t!

‘I’ll think of something,’ Macy told herself in comfort. It only took a few minutes to get to set.

After looking at the enormous set she viewed Jimmy Payne and Joey Axes; the two main cast members that she loved, but the one that she honestly like more was Joey. Joey’s dark hair was always styled, his perfect face, hazel eyes, muscle like nose and kissable lips made him very attractive. He stood six feet and was wearing blue-jeans, a red flannel shirt and boots. While Jimmy has much longer hair, blue eyes and longer cheekbones. He was also taller than Joey, but not much. Jimmy was also younger than Joey, too. Jimmy was also wearing blue jeans, a solid brown long sleeved shirt and boots. Macy introduced herself calm and steady, but her nervousness leaked through. They introduced her around the set and time flew by for Macy. Due to the fact, she was accustomed to her own time zone, which was three hours ahead of their time.

Once Macy had been introduced to everyone, she was handed a small envelope. As she opened it and slide out the note card, it read:

Hello Macy,

Thank you for coming. I have concluded that I want you to draw/paint something about the show for the contest. You have one week to complete this. I apologize for not being there. Also, your expenses for here and returning home have been taken care of. Hope you enjoy your stay here.

Emily. (Producer)

Macy slipped the message back into the envelope. She wasn’t sure on what to draw or what to be expected, but she would try her best. Even though Macy wouldn’t be able to meet the producer. She asked the boys to say thank you for her and they happily agreed to pass along her request.

They also told her that she would stay in one of the trailers on set, while Jimmy and Joey bunked in one together. It was very hard for Macy to hear that the boys were giving up their own self trailer for a fan; this left her stunned. They also mentioned that it would be best for her not to stay by herself. For this reason, some crazy fans had broken in secretly and stayed in the trailers not too long ago. So now, the place was very well watched. To help her with being at ease, the boys would stay.

Soon, they had reached one of the trailers that they-she would be staying in. She notices Joey reaching into his pocket and retrieving a key. He then inserted it in the key hole and unlocked the door and opened it. Joey walked in, followed by Macy.

“Here you are,” he replied.

Joey threw the keys on the small eating table. Joey looked around and about the time he turned to leave, he bumped right into Macy.

“Oops!” They both rejoined, together.

Jimmy was outside and smiled to himself after hearing what had just happened. He chuckled and thought, ‘Joey was such a goof at times’.

“If you need anything, let us know.” Joey said, handing her the walkie talkies that once were on charge. Next, he added. “Oh, be ready by 7:00 AM.”

“Oh, okay. Sure will,” answered Macy.

“Well, night!” Joey claimed, rapidly


“Night Macy!” Jimmy yelled softly inside the trailer.

“Night Jimmy!” Macy called back.

By the second day, Macy was missing her family and the photo, nor the phone calls wasn’t helping any. But she was still glad to be here.

“Even though, I won’t be here to know who won only through email.” Macy told her friend, Jilly on face chat.

“Just enjoy it,” Jilly expressed and asked the following. “When exactly are you coming back home?”

“Sunday,” Macy uttered sadly.

“Oh that’s just a few more days. I bet you’re excited to come home?!”


“Why? What’s wrong?” Jilly quizzed.

“It’s nothing.”

“Oh, okay. You’re very lucky to be on set to watch them. Especially Joey,” Jilly winked.

Macy let out a choke laugh, from where she had swallowed a sip of drink and was shocked by Jilly’s previous comment. “Thanks Jill, you make it sound like I’m a stalker!?”

“Oh, you know what I mean.”

“Yeah, I do.” Macy responded and the girls giggled.

“And besides bestie, you deserved this. You do!” Jilly stated,as she assured her friend.

“I supposed.” Macy said in a sighed. A single tear rolled down her cheek. As she thought about the hard times her and family has gone through.

“Please don’t cry, bestie! You’ll make me cry.”

“I’m sorry.” Macy countered and quickly wiped the tear away.

Meanwhile, Joey had made his way to the trailer where Macy was staying. He wanted to make sure she was alright. She had been very quiet and hoped she wasn’t displeased with anything.

There was something about Macy that he couldn’t explain; like somehow she was familiar in a way.

Joey didn’t see any lights on in the front, so he went towards the back to where only a screen light was shown.

“So are you going to tell him?” Jilly pressed and continued with, “You know your special ability?!”

“Oh that! No I don’t think so.”

‘What special ability?’ Joey thought, as he abide to listen.

“How come? You said if you-” Jilly said, and stopped.

“If he brings it up or anything related to it then I will, but I’m not going to blurt it out. You have to see it from his point of view. He’ll think I’m extremely crazy if I mention the following. Hey we met before, you just don’t remember, because you thought you were dreaming and it was actually something else. Talk about freaking out the poor guy. No, it’s best to let it be.” Macy mentioned.

“Yeah, I can understand that and no, we don’t want to do that,” Jilly agreed.

‘So, she’s the one’ Joey thought, curious.

“How’s the drawing coming along?” Jilly imploded, changing the subject.

“It’s coming.” Macy responded.

All of a sudden, there was a knock at Macy’s door. “Well girl, there’s someone knocking-I’ll talk to you later,” Macy affirmed.


“Bye.” Macy returned back and then shut her computer down.

She got up to answer the door and was very surprised to see who it was.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

ivonneiyzelgarcia4: Me gusto todo Se las recomiendo mucho

Jade: I love it! Great book!!

huldamagambou: Je passe facilement de la joie à la colère et à de nombreux questionnement ce roman est immersif à souhait j'apprécie vraiment

Deniece: I love this book just wanted more, to him to get his sight, and there first pup.

Carine: J’adore la fluidité de cette histoire , il y a une vraie intrigue , on se doute bien que ce loup shadow est un métamorphose, juste il faut laisser le temps au temps

cristin: Me historia mucho la historia, me pareció linda y realista con respecto a elnpronlena que en ese tiempo se vivía en Venezuela y aún se vive . Me gusto la trama .Y la disfrute

michellecsnelling: I love this book. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. Jessie Tate is a fabulous writer and this book so far has been written so well it keeps the reader wanting more.

kazzj: Loved this short story, funny, hot and sweet all rolled into a great short story👍🏻👏🏻💘😍🇦🇺

Kaari: I love the little details that don't make logical sense but seem to bring the story together to complete a circle that can't be broken. Alot of writers don't grasp that books are a freedom of sorts you can literally take it anywhere you want to. It's a real gift when the author is able to break n...

More Recommendations

Pournima Ganapathy Raman: Something new and you can never guess what will happen next

Lisa: I love the story line so far but there needs to be a hit more background on the characters.

Kaari: The return of vega is quite the unforeseen nuisance but I can't wait to find out how this family of misfits takes care of him just hope the baby makes it

Susanne Moore: Ugh I hate those bad and selfish people. Can't wait until they all get there butt kicked

About Us

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered publisher, providing a platform to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books our readers love most on our sister app, GALATEA and other formats.