I had no idea where I could post this in the Forum so I chose "Story Discussion" by default. I'm old. When I think back to my childhood, one of my fondest memories was of Saturday lunch. That was when my dad would give my brother and I each a quarter so we could go to our town's one movie theater for the Saturday matinee. That quarter would get us in the door, allow us to buy a box of popcorn, and leave us a penny to buy penny-candy on the way home. The matinee, which always included a couple of Looney-Tunes, would always end with a serial, a movie which would continue at next Saturday's matinee. The current episode would always end dramatically; in fact, those serials caused the term "cliff-hanger" to be coined. Often, the likes of Tom Mix or Lash LaRue would literally be hanging by his fingernails at the edge of a cliff and the guys with the black hats would be waiting to shoot him if he hoisted himself back to solid ground.
The other day, it occurred to me that I am now reliving those Saturday matinees by spending time reading stories on SOL. When I'm really getting excited about what's happening in a favorite story and I'm sitting on the edge of my seat glued to the computer screen, the chapter ends and I'm left starving for more, anxiously awaiting next Saturday when I can have one more episode. All that's missing is the quarter and the box of popcorn.
I just want to thank the authors who allow me to go back and relive that memory. Know that I appreciate the work you do even if I hate when the last chapter ends and I have to wait for the next to begin!