Thanks to the anonymous reader who pointed out an inconsistency with names between Experiment 36 and Experiment 37. I have now uploaded a fix.
I try very hard to keep my stories technically correct. Please feel free to point out any errors you notice and I will fix them (If I agree they are actually errors <grin>)
I am continuing to work on several writing projects at the moment, one of which is Bec4. After the difficulties I experienced with delays in finishing previous Bec books I am determined to actually finish Bec4 before I begin posting it. That means you will all have to wait for a while before getting any new Bec stories. In the meantime, I hope you will enjoy the other projects I have been working on simultaneously. I will post them when and if I finish them.
In the meantime, Bec says "Hi." She hopes you are being nice to your family. She very much wants you to find somebody important to you and then give them a big slow gentle hug.
Experiment 37 is now posted. It is a direct sequel to Experiment 36 even though I tried to write it as another stand-alone story.
Once again I intended it to be fairly light-hearted and not to be taken too seriously, though I found that I couldn't help myself and ended up inserting some quite tender moments.
I've said it before, I tend to write about broken people. They react differently and that makes them interesting. I'm not trying to make fun of people who have those sorts of issues. Ultimately, I find myself in awe of Sally's parents because they have built a life and a family despite their issues.
I guess another theme within my writing is the importance of family, regardless of how functional or otherwise the family is. Sally is broken too, in her own way, and her family is vital to her. But she needs more than they can give so she has to find that extra support outside of her immediate family. That is not uncommon.
I am pleased to have finally finished book 3. The story of Thanksgiving weekend took way longer to write than it should have. To those who have patiently supported me throughout that time, thanks.
There will be a Bec 4. It will describe the events of the Monday immediately after Thanksgiving. Because it is focused on just one day it will be significantly shorter. I have started working on it but I intend to have it finished before I begin posting.
In the meantime I have a number of other short projects that I have had in my head for a while. Sally deserves another visit -- for example.
I find myself having to think much more carefully about technology. While I've deliberately never placed Bec in a particular year, I started writing her story in 2007 so I casually placed her somewhere in that 2004-2007 time period (post 9.11 US - Bush era)
At the time, I didn't have to think much about technology -- what was around me was more or less correct. Now - 6 years later and technology has moved on. A high percentage of kids now have smart phones. ipads and their variations are ubiquitous. Memory sticks are also now ubiquitous. But for Bec, such things don't exist yet or are cutting edge so the ordinary kid in school doesn't have access to them.
The next couple of chapters the tecnology plays a part as Bec visits Phil (a bit of a nerd). I shall do my best to make the technology right but feel free to point things out if I get it wrong.