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Nov 4, 2023Liked by Dr. Kathleen Waller

What an amazing beginning. Congratulations, Kate. Just marvellous. πŸ’›

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Thanks for the lovely comment, Jules!

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"He only gave her the tide pool of his life while the ocean held tumultuous treasures." - These powerful words say it all. The loneliness and longing are so palpable here.

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Thanks Nadia! 🩡🩡

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Nov 7, 2023Liked by Dr. Kathleen Waller

Kate, this is a phenomenal first chapter. It belongs in a hardcover book prominently displayed with 100 other copies stacked in the windows of all the bookstores that no longer exist. All this to say, it’s something special. I look forward to the rest.

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I dream of even soft cover in the window! :) But at the same time, my first go at serialized fiction is rather exhilarating. Good to join your ranks.

What a lovely comment. I'm so happy it's working for you! Thanks so much for the kind words and for sharing.

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Nov 5, 2023Liked by Dr. Kathleen Waller

I really loved this Kate πŸ’œ

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Thank you Lyndsay! ☺️

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Intense beginning, Kate. Everyone already hates Georg. Having been to HK, I love how you weaved in the locations.

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Thanks Alexander. Ha, yes, I think he is more of a caricature than a character!

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Nov 5, 2023Liked by Dr. Kathleen Waller

Oh, the husband. The voice you've used to describe his disinterest is perfection, Kate.

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Thanks Troy! It's fun to try to figure out how to portray 'the bad buy'.

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Nov 4, 2023Liked by Dr. Kathleen Waller

Wow. What an incredible start, Kate. There's a lot going on here, a lot of emotion and intensity and loss, blending in backstory with deftness.

I mean, I knew it was going to be brilliant, but πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘

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Many thanks, Nathan! πŸ™‡πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

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Great writing, Kate!

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Thank you, Mike!

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