just after sunset

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Re: just after sunset

Postby Florida on Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:50 am

The story N. made me think about people who have mental illnesses. I often wonder if someone's delusion is another's reality? I watched part of a documentary about a woman who woke up one day and didn't recognize her husband and children. She knew she was married and had kids but she keeps saying that the ones in her house aren't hers. She thinks that they were replaced in the night or something. Imagine feeling that way. How scary! Her poor husband just kept living there and trying to get her to recognize him. But what if she was right and they really weren't her husband and children?...lol
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Re: just after sunset

Postby Betsy_Boo on Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:38 pm

Sounds exactly like "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"!!
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Re: just after sunset

Postby Melissa on Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:51 am

Sounds pretty creepy to me!! I remember when I was a little kid - and this is kinda twisted - but when I was little I was always convinced that my waking hours were really a dream, and my sleeping hours were when I was off living my "real" life....I thought that ALL the time!
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Re: just after sunset

Postby Florida on Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:10 am

Melissa wrote:Sounds pretty creepy to me!! I remember when I was a little kid - and this is kinda twisted - but when I was little I was always convinced that my waking hours were really a dream, and my sleeping hours were when I was off living my "real" life....I thought that ALL the time!


That's awesome, Melissa!
What a cool concept. What if that's what life is really like?
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Re: just after sunset

Postby Melissa on Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:19 am

Well, it would make me happy to think that maybe in my real life I'm not stuck sitting at this desk all day every day! :)
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Re: just after sunset

Postby Florida on Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:57 am

You know, however amazing and ethereal most dreams are. There are some of my own that I would never want to relive or have as my reality.
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Re: just after sunset

Postby demorganakamark on Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:50 am

im reading N now. At least i was yesterday.
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Re: just after sunset

Postby Patrick on Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:47 am

Betsy_Boo wrote:I just finished "N." last night...great story. So far they are all great stories! Which brings me to a thought I had last night about short stories in general. I've been reading a lot of short stories over the last year and I have to agree with whoever said that it is a harder process than writing a novel. With a novel you have plenty of time to develop characters and get the reader invested in "what happens next?". With all the short stories I've read over the past year I realized how rare that is. SK and Joe really have that down. I've read a couple of Mike Resnick & Neil Gaiman stories that do the same for me, but to do it consistently is a very rare gift. It almost feels like magic!

I agree completely with Betsy's thoughts on short stories.

Last week I finally got around to reading JUST AFTER SUNSET. Two thumbs up.
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