Disperser, The Return – Week 9

by disperser

I’m in a pickle . . . 

Because I was running late, last week I posted Chapter 1 of my short story “Awakening” instead of Chapter 24 of SV-1, and do you know what happened?

. . . it done got five (!) likes!

That’s the same as Chapter 21 of SV-1, BUT . . . Chapter 22 got four likes, and Chapter 23 of SV-1 only got two likes.  Clearly, interest in SV-1 wanes, and readers responded to fresh material.

What to do, what to do?  

If I continue with SV-1, current trends point to Chapter 24 receiving only one like (5 – 4 – 2 – ?), whereas the short story might garnish two, possibly three likes.  

Hmmm . . . actually, it’s an easy decision.  Since I will be traveling next week, and since “Awakening” is a short story with only two more chapters, it makes sense closing it out by presenting Chapter 2 today, and presenting Chapter 3 next week.  I can prepare both today, publish the second chapter today, and publish the conclusion next Monday, and do so just by clicking a virtual button from an undisclosed North American location, known only to the NSA, all their minions, a number of friends, a couple of not-so-much friends, a few neighbors, and family.

Yeah, that sounds like a smart way to go, and I long to appear smart.  

Without further delay, the following post presents the second chapter of “Awakening”.


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