Date: 07/25/20 09:30 pm Title: Chapter 6 - Final Offer
"What? Over? Did you say 'over'? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!... It ain't over now, 'cause when the goin' gets tough, the tough get goin'. Who's with me? Let's go! Come on!..." (Bluto, Animal house, 1978)
Casey, this can't be the end. You've barely scratched the surface. KD has only spent one day as Calliope. She needs to find true love and then write her final book, so the evil Katie Diamond will release him. This takes time and effort. Please, please, reconsider. You have the perfect setup for a story - the author of a book trapped in his own creation as the female protagonist. Nobody writes stories like that. That's what makes this story so refreshing, new, and alive. I'm also a fan of Edgar Allan Poe, and I like the subtle 'Raven' references in the story.
Casey, you are kind of like KD - choosing not to continue. I feel like that evil bitch from Stephen King's 'Misery' who forced the author to re-write a story of his she didn't like. If there was only a way to lock you into your own book within a story until YOU finish it, haha........
Seriously, please consider continuing 'Calliope Calling'. I think you have a great setup for a story theme that I have not seen written before now. This could be huge.
Thank you, your fan Elron.
Author's Response: Wow, thanks for the kind (and well-written) words! If I received more positive feedback like that, I might just attempt a part two! In truth, I may indeed return to Calliope's world someday, but it won't be in the short-term. I'm immersed in other writing projects, both somewhat high-brow like this one, and others that are, let's just say, a bit more typical for the genre. I'm also in the middle of completely unrelated assignments written under other aliases, so, sadly, poor Calliope's on her own for the foreseeable future. That's why I warn readers of its truncated status in the book's description--it's a tease as it currently exists, but at least people can still enjoy what's there and imagine their own possible endings. Anyway, thanks again for the encouragement. Writing these yarns is often a thankless task, so this did help justify my hard work...if just a bit! Sincerely, Casey
Date: 04/24/20 07:40 pm Title: Chapter 2 - Open House
Oh yes, please continue this story. The concept of being trapped in a story just doesn't get explored often enough, in my opinion.
Your style is a little cryptic, but also refreshing. I'm devouring every word as though it were the finest slice of Dutch apple pie. Please keep writing, Elron.
Author's Response: You got it! Expect a slice of spicy pie every week!