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Dead Endings: Chapter 8 (finale)discussion

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  • #5858
    Lianne Sentar
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    This is the thread for discussion of the Dead Endings finale, Chapter 8, released in Issue #013 of Sparkler Monthly. Spoilers up to and including this point are expected, so beware!

    You no longer need to be a Free Member to post; anyone can comment below. Rules of the forum are here.

    Have fun!

    #6039
    Leslie Kirby
    Member

    What a great story. I’ve really enjoyed following it. I’m a little sad it’s over, but at least I can imagine that Cailen, Gabriella, and Everett are having all manner of wacky and terrifying adventures ever after. :)

    #6130
    H.Protagonist
    Participant

    Awww, thanks, sche! It’s really lovely to hear. I’ve had a lot of fun working on it, and I’m penning one last bit for the bonus content of the book that you might find amusing. The wacky/terrifying adventures continue! Everett-style. <3

    #6691
    Serene
    Participant

    Dead Endings ended up being a fun read. It stricks a nice balance between fun and creepy. I must say, I never suspected Elizabeth. Her choice in the end makes sense for the character and ties the story together in a nice bow, but I have to wonder what our ghost investigators would have done with her if she hadn’t killed herself.

    I really like that the ending has finality to it, but still seems open for short stories, extras and possibly more big adventures. I don’t expect any sequels, but I like the nagging possibility. Endings like that are one of my anti-petpeeves for whatever reason.

    #7061

    I’m a little saddened that the story ends here. In the end it felt a lot like the prologue to a longer work. You definitely did a great job wrapping up the mystery and loose ends, so I suppose I just wanted to see more of the characters and their relationships (and of course their future exorcisms).

    #7111
    H.Protagonist
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    Cheers, Serene! Was hoping to reach a bit of both of that, so wahey~ :D For Elizabeth, she could have been a really interesting study in an extremely localized haunting, huh? Everett would have had a field day interviewing her for the details. I don’t think she would have lasted long even if they’d manage to get her alive, though. I thought a lot about mental health while writing this (depression, schizophrenia, etc.) and that spiral downward has a terrible, terrible pull that rarely releases its hold once you get that far along.

    Ending-wise, I’m glad you liked that. I’m with you on tidy, but open-ish conclusions. I like to think the characters I’ve followed have a future even when I close the book. And there are so many more adventures they could go on…

    Olivia – Thanks so much for reading it! I did try to tie off all the story bits, but in the end it’s very much a slice of life (dead life?) and we only got bits of Gabriella and Everett through Cailen’s boozy goggles. It is kind of like a pilot episode in some ways, huh? If I get a chance for another go with these guys, I definitely have more to say on the ins and outs of ‘the Tank’ Gabriella and ‘Scooby/Velma’ Everett. There’s also a much wider scope to all this that I have percolating in the back of my mind. So many more terrible adventures… mwahaha. ^_^

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