The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes by way of Elissa R. Sloan
English | 2020 | Contemporary Fiction | ePUB | 2.3 MB
Cassidy Holmes isn’t only a superstar.
She is “Sassy Gloss,” the fourth member of the most up to date pop workforce America has ever observed. Hotter than Britney dancing with a snake, warmer than Christina getting dirrty, Gloss used to be the pop act that everybody idolized. Fans couldn’t get sufficient of them, their track, and the drama that adopted them like moths to a flame—till the gang’s unexpected implosion in 2002. And on the heart of all of it used to be Sassy Cassy, the Texan with a signature smirk that had everybody falling for her.
But now she’s lifeless. Suicide.
The international is reeling from this sudden information, however no one is extra surprised than the three last Glossies. Fifteen years in the past, Rose, Merry, and Yumi were the nearest to Cassidy, and this loss is hitting them arduous. Before the gang cut up, they every had a unique bond with Cassidy—truths they instructed, secrets and techniques they shared. But after years aside, every of them is questioning: what may just they’ve achieved?
Told in a couple of views—together with Cassidy herself—and other timelines, it is a behind-the-scenes glance into the upward thrust and fall of a pop icon, and a penetrating exam of the darkish aspect of superstar and the trade that earnings from it.
“Caller, you’re at the air!” stated Dashing Jed enthusiastically. His voice used to be a powerful, melodic baritone; one may just consider that if he hadn’t picked radio as his career, he may have made it as an opera singer.
A rasping voice, lilting with a Scottish accessory, got here out of the speaker. “Am I on with Gloss?”
“Yes, you’re!” enthused Jed.
“I simply need to say how a lot I really like you girls,” the feminine voice persisted. “My title’s Kelly and I listened to you throughout highschool. Tell me, because the gang is all again in combination, would you ever believe traveling once more?”
Even despite the fact that there have been no cameras, I organized my face to stick utterly impartial. Why have been other people all the time inquiring for a excursion?
Rose spoke back that one too. “You’re so candy, Kelly,” she teased, “and not say by no means. Yumi and Merry and I’ve been discussing it, however we haven’t any cast plans but.” No point out of Cassidy.
“Okay, smartly, I comprehend it would promote out in five seconds flat! Regardless, I’m truly having a look ahead to seeing your portions in Lunch at Midnight.”
This form of reward used to meet me; a banquet of goodwill and conceit. Cheering voices within the arenas, journalists with imploring tones, soda advertisements with our footage at the cans. Now they have been comfortable, touching glances that hardly felt like the rest. We had peaked; we drifted into nearly standard.
“Thanks such a lot, Kelly,” hollered Jed. “We’re directly to the following caller!”
“Yes, hi, I used to be questioning,” stated the following voice, low and masculine. “Could you play ‘Wake Up Morning’? I believe like I haven’t heard that tune in years.”
“Is it since you didn’t purchase our album when it got here out the primary time?” Merry stated in a mocking tone. “Or the second one, when it went Platinum and we launched it with a unique liner? Or the 3rd, once we did a best-of hits album? You may just pay attention to it anytime you prefer in the event you pass to Big Disc’s web channel. But good day, Dashing Jed, it’s one of my favorites too. Put it on. We will have a bit of background track whilst we stay chatting.”