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Time traveler. Infinitely divided.

Story: Posthumous

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Lisa Rose

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This is a very interesting story. I liked the relationship between the two girls and the secrets they kept. The fact that she cut her mother out of her life so that she would never be tempted to tell her Helen's secret told it's own story about the life she led after leaving Arbor Park. And the ending was perfect. She did the only thing that she could think of to save her mother. If you have the time please read my story 'Drift Away' and leave a review to let me know if you liked it.

amyb

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great story. haunting. loved it. please keep writing!

MMMEEEE

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I Liked it! Feels like the beginning to a series. I'd buy it!

Brittany

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This story captivates the audience as well as leaving them on the edge of their seat! I loved this and didn't want it to end.

misty01

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I found it very well written and thoroughly enjoyed it.

missyJ

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not horror enough..

Corliss

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Set in rural America, the dying parent trope is superimposed on that of first love. Both are adroitly reimagined and refreshed in Willard's hands. Arousing his reader's curiosity steadily over the course of the short story, he leaves us only partly sated at the denouement. I am ravenous for more!

JeanGray007

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It's you you you you you you you... I could barely stand it as I was reading it. Well WELL done, James!!!

samanthas

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Great story! The end was fascinating.

Mark J.

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Dark and engaging. "Posthumous" held me in a rare balance of eerie fascination and mounting dread all the way to the surprising resolution. More, James. More!

Alyce Wilson

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This story does what few horror stories do: it takes the reader on a surprising and unpredictable journey that is so rooted in realistic details and believable characters that it becomes all the more chilling. An engrossing read.

Cara, love ya! ;D *troll*

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Woot woot, amazing story! Touching to my heart! <3

lilli

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Brilliant story!

unobtrusivescribe

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Great story- extremely interesting! Was at the edge of my seat eager to see what was going to happen next.

eight19

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VERY cool story!

StoryGoddess

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I don't love this kind of story, but I thought it was a good idea.

kmfriendlyghost

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The characters are expertly developed and the ending is skillfully dynamic. I love how the story goes back and forth between the narrator’s past and present. It’s such an interesting read!

kathleenpatricia

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i found this dry and boring. i thought the plot needed to be more developed and i wasnt engaged at all. i had to force myself to finish the story.

Neil

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Excellent story!

Capiz

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needs to be a series!

rita

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James, what an unexpected ending!!!! Held my attention to the very end!!! Great job!!

cindy

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Very well written. On the edge of your seat to the end, which was a surprise and perfect ending. Far exceeds the ususal short story SciFi that I've read.

kelsey

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creepy good!

Book lover

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Absolutely fascinating! The ending was perfect.

heidi s

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Great story! Would love to read more...sequel?

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