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   [Postscript — an additional statement or action that provides further information on or a sequel to something. Oxford Online Dictionary]

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   (Dr. Ads is an occasional contributer to our pages along with one or more of 3 of his students and former students–Shiloh Miller, Elmer Granger, and Icahn Oclast.)

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   Ads:  “I’ve discovered the best postscript I’ve ever seen in romantic fiction.”

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   “Really?” replies Ike [Icahn]. “How does it stand out?”

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   Ads:  “It appears in The Blood of Three Worlds [see at the right], and this postscript takes 85 pages to cover only 32 hours, but it’s worth every page…every paragraph.”

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   Ike:  “You can’t be serious!”

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   Dr. Ads:  “Even more, it follows more than 400 pages divided into 35 chapters and an extended epilogue, and precedes 3 appendices.”

   Ike: A postscript that’s 85 pages–and covers only 32 hours? Isn’t something wrong here? Sounds lop-sidded. Why isn’t it part of the ‘chapters’? Or the ‘extended epilogue’? And ‘3 appendices’? Really!”

   Ads:  “Good question. And I asked the author about this.”

   Ike:  “And?”

   Ads:  “He told me, ‘The story came out that way. Normal expectations end at the end of Chapter 35.’ Then the author paused a few seconds before adding, ‘This story is hardly normal. In fact it’s unparalleled, novel–no pun intended, and unpredictable.’ “

   Ike rolls his eyes.

   Ads:  “And Ephemeron Press accepted it.”¹

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   ¹ And here’s your expected footnote. Our computer is now fixed and life moves on…