Thank you for your interest in “The Letters.”
When my editor came to me with an idea for an anthology, the concept of The Letters exploded. At once I saw the beginning, the middle, then end, and the final end. I saw a series of letters written in the second person, to you. And I saw you reading these letters as if you had no memory of the events being told to you and that’s when I realized, of course you would have no memory of the events. You lost them. The “How” enfolds in The Letters.
I plot my stories, but I bend where the story goes as I write. I never force an ending or a path on my characters. What emerged was a 10,000-word heart-melting romance. But this was destined to have no happy ending. If you are looking for a boy-meets-girl and “they live happily ever after,” you are in the wrong place.
The Letters has three parts.
Part one, “To You,” is a short story that appears in the anthology Amor Vincent Omnia. This is the reader’s edition and has a forced happy ending to accommodate the anthology. I hate it. The author edition, the edition I meant to write, is available only to my subscribers.
Part two, “For You,” is a 10,000 word short story that appears in the anthology Good Things. This edition is written as it was meant to be.
Part three, “With You,” is not yet written and is on hold until further notice. I can’t see the ending. I only see flashes of images in my head. Until those images sharpen, I can’t write this. part two is written in such a way that there may never be a continuation.
I’m still trying to figure out if there should be.