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What a treat! Although cliffhangers stress me out (!!), I so enjoy your gift for descriptions. Too many fine examples, from these new characters to the mysterious rental. I smiled with recognition at this: “The only light came from a dim overhead, its frosted glass globe a shadowy graveyard of insects.” Spot-on. Never have I wished more for the passage of time than after finishing one of your episodes. 😉

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Jan 31Liked by Ben Wakeman

What a wild ride you have us on, Ben… I’m at the point now where I’ve fully surrendered, I’m not guessing what’s going to happen next week any more, just keeping my seatbelt on, excited to be in it for the long haul, and appreciative of the important subject matters that are being woven in! (While also experiencing some anxiety around not being sure how near the end we are, and some anticipatory grief around the hole that will be left when it’s over!🫣) PS, praying for my sweet friend Jessie 🙏

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Ben!! What a cliffhanger. Having just listened to your convo with Kimberly adds an extra layer. Of course, I already knew you write about topics that stir you, and I certainly might have guessed your stance on guns. But it’s such a treat to have an inside look at what lives in you as you create. Can’t wait to find out what comes next!

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Feb 1Liked by Ben Wakeman

I, too, can't wait to see the madness back at the house when everyone realizes Jessie and Deepu are missing... I'm reminded of the recent spate of "soupings" of art at museums, most recently the Mona Lisa, and the lengths people will go to bring attention to the climate crisis. I wrote an essay awhile back expressing understanding for their position, if not outright endorsement of their actions, but this is a step too far...

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Jan 31Liked by Ben Wakeman

This is such a great and interesting turn of events, Ben. I can't wait for us to flit back to the house to see wtf everyone is thinking when Jessie and Deepu haven't returned!

(Side note: I just love Jessie's POV. It's always so raw.)

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Whoa, this story has just cranked up the suspense to a whole new level! The intricate plot twists and the character development are keeping me absolutely hooked. The way you are gradually revealing the motives and personalities of these captors is so intriguing. I'm genuinely curious to see how Jessie and Deepu will navigate this incredibly tense situation. It's a rollercoaster of emotions, and I'm here for every thrilling moment of it! 😮📖

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