August 4, 2014 at 5:09 pm #5858Lianne SentarKeymasterAugust 6, 2014 at 10:34 pm #6039Leslie KirbyMember
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. :)August 11, 2014 at 12:37 am #6130H.ProtagonistParticipant
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. <3August 31, 2014 at 8:47 pm #6691SereneParticipant
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.September 12, 2014 at 12:37 am #7061Olivia WilliamsMember
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).September 14, 2014 at 7:56 pm #7111H.ProtagonistParticipant
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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