Ten years ago, Wentworth Academy burned down in a mysterious fire. It was deemed an arson but no one was ever caught. The school was rebuilt near the local university, Wentworth University, and the two schools were combined. The combination has led to Professors splitting their time between high school and university courses, and an influx of students. The school has earned a golden reputation and the town is starting to be filled with newcomers trying to gain admission to the academy.
Of course, underneath all of the academic success lie deep secrets. The arsonists are still out there. A school prank gone horribly wrong, or maybe a drunk accident. The youngest works part time downtown and the oldest teaches at the university. There are other secrets too. Student/teacher affairs, teen pregnancies, black mail, abuse. These students are just trying to keep their sanity and the skeletons firmly in a locked closet. As the saying goes, ask me no questions and I’ll tell you no lies, but keep in mind, everybody talks.
ELLEN ELIZABETH WATSON: That sounds familiar. I used to be that way. I still am, but I've learned to let go a little.
Sept 18, 2013 22:33:39 GMT -5
EMMA GRACE DANVERS (GOODMAN): Alec is too good to me, how did I deserve him. I'm such a perfectionist that I am afraid to screw up
Sept 18, 2013 22:30:10 GMT -5
ELLEN ELIZABETH WATSON: Everyone screws up. I've screwed up so many times I can't even keep track, but you just have to pick yourself up and learn to forgive yourself which can be the hardest thing to do
Sept 18, 2013 22:28:38 GMT -5
EMMA GRACE DANVERS (GOODMAN): Thank you so much Ellen. I know Alec is there to encourage me, but sometimes I feel he's put me on this great mother pedestal. I'm afraid of screwing up.
Sept 18, 2013 22:25:29 GMT -5
ELLEN ELIZABETH WATSON: I wouldn't worry too much Emma. You're very maternal, something I never was, and I managed to do it alone. If you ever need to talk about parenting, I'm always here
Sept 18, 2013 22:10:52 GMT -5
EMMA GRACE DANVERS (GOODMAN): I'm just worried about being a good mother. Since my own mother is no longer here to advice me. I just want to do her proud *nervous look*
Sept 18, 2013 22:09:25 GMT -5
EMMA GRACE DANVERS (GOODMAN): well I think Alec will be worried when it comes to that age. He'll probably buy a shotgun and ward off any boy who comes a courting.
Sept 18, 2013 22:08:32 GMT -5
ELLEN ELIZABETH WATSON: -laughs- you don't have to worry about that for a while. I told Victoria when she was going into sixth grade, but I think it also depends on the child
Sept 18, 2013 22:07:23 GMT -5