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This is so cool! Well done. I liked this ending better. It gave me more fulfillment, in that it leaves unsaid what I sense I already know. Does that make sense? This is a great continuation of the experience of the story- it didn’t mess with my original perception. Thank you for writing, creating, and sharing!

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Meg, that’s fantastic! It amped up the intensity from the text only version, drew the emotions tighter in a few spots. Really cool. There’s a bit of Stanley Kubrick in it. Are you going to do more with it, or is this experiment completed?

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This is great - I love how you are exploring different media to tell/retell your story. I thought the original (or at least the original to me) with the photos interspersed accomplished this blend perfectly. To be honest, I preferred the slow build of the original versus the short version. But as I read the longer one I’m a bit biased.

I think it’s why so few films are able to match the potency of the short story/novel they are based on. Unless they completely flip the script. We make our own movies in our heads and when we see someone else’s movies, they almost always pale in comparison. I think that’s why the series Station 11 was so good. It took the essence of Hilary St. John Mandell’s novel and then turned it into something new, something more expansive. But that’s unfortunately an exception to the rule.

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You fixed it!

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Your creativity knows no bounds, Meg! It's so cool to watch you try new things. Movie making is it's own beast... you dove right in with confidence and it shows!! Well done!

What a wonderful experiment Stock Fiction has been. I can't wait to read more in the new year :-)

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This was stunning! So freaking cool.

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