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Babymaker Ends

May 2, 2013
Posted at 7:01 pm

The last chapter (17) of Babymaker posted the other day. It was more my decision to post it than Rachael's. She left it in her collected "in-progress" directory with no instructions as to what to do with it.

I read and enjoyed the chapter. Rachael wasn't ever shy about turning a story's direction without warning. I think it kept things fresh and interesting for her. She didn't have a lot of patience. She wanted to be challenged creatively and intellectually, and find something new to explore. Obviously, she planned on taking this story in a different direction, but simply didn't have enough time.

If it isn't the last chapter that most people want or expect, that's too bad. She wasn't in the habit of catering to the audience anyway, but more often than not (once we thought about it) she ended up giving her readers what we wanted. I hope that will be the case here as well, and if not, you can blame me.

Those are my thoughts on the subject and why I decided to post the final, incomplete chapter to one of her most popular stories.