A/N: The idea for this story's been eating away at me for a while now. It's short and sucky, but the first chapter should be up soon. Remember to review, and tell me what you think!

Want to hear a secret?

You know those books that everyone likes to read? You know the ones I'm talking about: the stories where a wizard can cast a spell, wave a wand to wish away their problems or shoot lightning out of their hands and blast their enemies away. The ones full of magic and adventure.

Haven't you ever wanted to be in one of those books? Be able to escape that ordinary, humdrum life and be someone? Be a hero?

I know. I used to be there, too. I used to wish that I could do impossible things. Who hasn't? The difference? My wish actually came true.

But I'm getting ahead of myself.

I should probably introduce myself, seeing as I'm about to tell my biggest secret to a complete stranger. My name's Irina. Irina Rennesky. And you could say that I'm a witch.

Yep, that's me. Sorceress extraordinaire. Turn invisible, fly, shoot fire…you name it, I could probably pull it off. Sure, it's kind of scary sometimes, but it's also awesome. Way awesome.

I didn't always have powers, though. Hard as it is to believe, I had a perfectly average, boring life.

Okay, maybe "normal" is stretching it a little, but you get the idea. Heck, I didn't even know I had magical powers, other than…well…never mind. We'll get to that part soon enough.

Like I said, my life used to be normal…ish. Then I met the cat from hell. And so began the adventure of a lifetime.

You might want to sit down. This is going to take a while.