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Reviewer: Marzee Doats Signed [Report This]
Date: 25 Nov 2009 7:43:23 PM Title: Ghost Stories

This beginning really does suck me in and makes me take a new look at a canon scene that I admittedly haven't paid much attention to previously.   The connection Johnston establishes with Mary is nice, and makes the disagreement (missed connection) he has with Gail right after a little bit poignant for me, especially as you so ably point out, there isn't time to fully recover from their conflict before Johnston is killed. 

And, as a fellow Pushing Daisies fan, I loved the homage!  :-)

Author's Response:

Thanks Marzee!

Well, I really did enjoy this scene in canon, and the scenes around these characters in those episodes, as I think there is something poignant in the conflicts between these people who all miss their absent loved one and the ways in which they try to deal with it.

I'm glad you enjoyed the PD homage. I had too much fun including my other dearly departed show in this story.

Thanks for reading and for all your brainstorming help!

Reviewer: SandraDee Signed [Report This]
Date: 24 Oct 2009 10:57:57 AM Title: Ghost Stories

PennyLane, you have me intrigued!  What an interesting start to this story!  I am eager to discover what the locket foretold.  I really like how you wove that mystery into the fabric of what we saw on the show and made it seem like a natural extension. 

I also enjoyed the stories that Johnston and Mary told back and forth.  Coming from a large family with the occasional eccentric, I could relate to the Aunt Milly story all too well!  Nice job seguing the storytelling into Mary's revelation that she had seen a ghostly figure.  Since it's not April, my mind is absolutely racing as to who or what it could be. 

I'm looking forward to finding out!

Author's Response:

Thanks, Sandra!

I've had a lot of fun with this story, not only with the somewhat zany holiday aspects but because I got to work with a bunch of characters I like writing. In this part, I got to write Johnston, which I don't often do, and I got to revisit a scene I really like from canon.

I do not have an Aunt Milly myself, but I have a large family too, and always pay attention during storytelling sessions. They're usually more entertaining than most scripted comedies I see.

Thanks for reading and commenting!

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