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Derick/Jake/Nick by Cole Parker

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1 hour ago, Camy said:

I'd happily read a menu, if you'd written it.

 

And I know exactly how that will be, when Cole wrote it.

Well written list of starters and main courts.

Dessert: "You'll see...."

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Chapter ten didn't disappoint... unless you were wanting a cliffhanger, in which case it did. :w00t:

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a person can't win, can he?

 

Which reminds me:

 

A canner exceedingly canny

Once remarked to his granny

A canner can can 

Anything that he can

But a canner can't can a can, can he?

 

No need to name the author!

 

C

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Chapter 11!

That's a sweet turnaround, Cole. Beautifully written.

A definite 5/6 Beaks.

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On 10/14/2019 at 6:18 PM, colinian said:

Depending on each reader's POV, Cole's use of cliffhangers is either famous or infamous — or in some cases maybe both. He seems to like them a LOT, both those which are obvious and those which are less so.

Colin  :icon_geek: 

Well, you’re no slouch at cliffhangers yourself, Colin! 😉

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Chapter 12. Fin.

Spoiler

 

Aww. I do like happy endings. This had been a novel where everyone get their just desserts - especially Ricco!

 

Bravo, Cole, bravo!

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1 hour ago, Richard Lee said:

Well, you’re no slouch at cliffhangers yourself, Colin! 😉

Oh, my! I've finally been caught!!  🙄

Colin  :icon_geek:

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Thank you Cole, I love stories that end happy!

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But Mildred.... How did she know? Does she know the complete happy end after all?

 

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Not that this applies to Cole's stories, but I've been bitten so often by reading serial stories than end up with nearly terminal delays before the next chapter, that I now mostly wait till the story is completed, and then binge read it. A cliff hanger is not much of one if you get to the next chapter a minute later.

That said, there are some scoundrel authors who change the point of view (character followed) for one or more chapters, so creating a cliff hanger even for the binge reader. 

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4 hours ago, Trab said:

...there are some scoundrel authors who change the point of view (character followed) for one or more chapters, so creating a cliff hanger even for the binge reader. 

Unless you're writing in 1st person, changing the POV character is quite normal.

It get debatable, and annoying, when the author 'head hops' - changing characters multiple times within the same scene.

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18 hours ago, Oliver said:

Thank you Cole, I love stories that end happy!

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But Mildred.... How did she know? Does she know the complete happy end after all?

 

She only knows that Ricco received his just desserts.  That was what she was concerned with.

C

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14 hours ago, Camy said:

It gets debatable, and annoying, when the author 'head hops' 

I guess I just learned a new term, "head hops".  Yes, well if the author head hops for several chapters after a cliff hanger, even a binge reader is hung 🙀😺😺😺😂.

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Finally got a chance to read this, and was glad to do it in a full pass without waiting for weekly postings.

So, some comments:

1.  Is it "Derick" (as in the title) or "Derrick" (as in the story text)?

2.  Mildred was a real surprise.  Seems like she knew someone akin to the adult character in "One Summer in Georgia."

3.  +1 to the 50s oldies.

Happy New Year to everyone!

R

 

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