Date: October 19 2022 12:05 AM Title: Chapter 23 Finale
I’m glad you were able to finish this story, I remember always looking forward to reading each chapter you posted. Thank you for writing this one.
Author's Response: I really do appreciate your comments, and I apologize for not getting back to this story sooner. I stupidly load my plate with lots of stuff, then add even more on top, and as a result, my other stories suffer from neglect. I am really glad you enjoyed it, because after a rough second chapter, I enjoyed writing it more and more. And after I got into it, I found myself rooting for Gil and Elizabeth to end up together. So unfortunately, that led to the hokey removal of Gil's astronaut friends, as well as his wife.
Date: February 22 2022 1:48 PM Title: Chapter 1
I was realy enjoying this story, but the last chapter was not nice. This because look like you give up to write and just want end this story super fast. Maybe you couro reopen this. Show the romance betwin the caracters, make his wife suffer, idk. But this "i dont remember the last 5 years" was a kill Joy.
I never wanted to give up on the story. My biggest thing was I didn’t want to write the same chapter over and over. I structured this part to be intentionally ambiguous, as it offers several possibilities. The whole premise was that it was one of many worlds created by Hera. And it was extremely rare, in that the women were on average 2.5x the size of men, yet both had equal say in how to run households. I hinted that Hera brought the astronauts into this world because she was proud of her “Eden”, and wanted them to enjoy the incredible beauty of the females. She brought Gil’s family into the world after watching him become totally acclimated to that society, so that they could raise their family there, scaling Beth and the twins to the size of the women in that world. Unfortunately, she never suspected that Beth was a closet radical feminist (the time of the story is 1970). And it has upset her perfect world. Beth has basically acted like a new recruit to a cult (they are always the most militant). So now, there are several possibilities as to where to take the story. I can keep them on their current world (Gil passed out due to his trauma and immediately went into a dream, and with Elizabeth holding his hand and rubbing his back, while gently and sweetly talking to him to make sure he was alright, it wouldn’t be a stretch that her voice indirectly steered his dream). Another possibility is that Hera had seen what happened to Gil, and decided on another world for them, one in which he ended up with Elizabeth ( Beth would eventually infect her Eden with her actions and attitude), or Gil and his family could go back to their world either remembering everything that happened, or with no memory of what happened. I never have an issue writing a chapter like this, because I want the challenge of moving forward in a way that makes sense. I hope this helps.
Date: July 18 2021 8:49 AM Title: Chapter 2 The three Astronauts get rescued
Houston, we have a problem. The word count on this story says it's 33k words long. This story is nowhere near that length.
I write all my stories on my phone, because I have it on me at all times. Lately, I have been encountering a glitch where I post a single chapter, and 6-10 copies of that chapter are also posted. I don't realize until I go back and look, and delete the duplicates. But GW doesn't update the word count information.